ABOUT OUR PLANTS
RareFind Nursery wants to offer its customers good value for the money they spend. That means good-sized, healthy plants with large root systems. Most of our plants are grown right here at the nursery, but we obtain some plants from other specialty nurseries as well. Many of the plants we offer are not available anywhere else, so we must propagate them ourselves. Generally it takes from 1-2 years (or at least 2 growing seasons) to produce a plant from a cutting. We ask for your patience in obtaining more of plants that are out of stock.
Although we do not generally specify container sizes in the catalog, most of the plants we ship (with the exception of perennials) are grown in a 1, 2 or 3 gallon pot. PLANT SIZES DO NOT INCLUDE THE ROOT BALL. We try to be conservative when measuring plants so that you may well receive a larger plant than you ordered.
Our plants are usually larger than those of our competitors, but at a similar or equal price. (Many plants from competitors are actually 3-4" or quart-sized containers.) We feel larger plants have significant advantages:
they ship better than those in smaller containers
their larger root systems transplant and establish themselves easier
they tolerate adverse garden conditions better than plants with smaller root systems
WE DO NOT SHIP BARE ROOT PLANTS!!
We are sometimes asked if our trees and shrubs are shipped bare root. NO!!! All our shrubs and trees are shipped with an established root ball and evidence of viability. A few perennials may be shipped bare root, but they are the exception rather than the rule.
PLANT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
Catalog prices are based upon the expected size of the plants available for spring shipment. Most plants are in stock when the catalog is written. All plants are subject to prior sale. We will reserve plants for spring shipment on a "first come, first serve" basis, and quantities may be limited, so ORDER EARLY! Prices are subject to change after June 30, 2013. You may use the catalog listings when ordering after that date and we will notify you of any size or price adjustments. We do not substitute unless you instruct us to do so.
We take great pride in our packing, and appreciate the many positive notes we receive about the great condition in which our plants arrive. Plants are removed from the container; loose soil is removed, the root balls are wrapped in plastic and the tops in paper. Some smaller plants are shipped in their containers. We ship large plants (up to 4-5' trees) in reinforced boxes. There is an extra charge of $15.00 for larger plants that require oversized boxes, denoted by an asterisk in the plant size. If you wish to avoid this charge, please let us know and IF POSSIBLE we may be able to (carefully) cut back the plant.
OUR GUARANTEE: (It's Simple)
If you are unhappy with anything we do, please let us know. We will endeavor to make it right! We guarantee our plants for one growing season after purchase. Please let us know as soon as possible if you experience any problems or have questions. We believe our customers will be conscientious in planting and care, but we are not responsible for conditions beyond our control (such as site conditions, weather, damage by animals, lawnmowers and acts of God.)
EXTRA LARGE RHODODENDRONS (AND OTHER PLANTS)
In addition to our 1 and 3 gallon rhododendrons, we carry a wide range of 7 and 15 gallon and "balled-and-burlapped" (B&B) rhododendrons - most of which are in the 2-4 foot range. These are newer or choice varieties which are difficult, if not impossible, to obtain elsewhere.
We also have a selection of other plants in larger sizes, including Japanese maples, magnolias, redbuds and dogwoods. Most of these larger plants are not listed in this catalog as they are too large to ship. If you need a special plant for that special spot, please visit our website or call.
TO CONTACT US
957 Patterson Road
Jackson, NJ 08527