957 Patterson Road • Jackson, NJ • 08527
Email: support@rarefindnursery.com • Phone: 732-833-0613

Welcome to RareFind Nursery!

About Our Plants


RareFind Nursery strives 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.

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Most of the plants we ship (with the exception of perennials) are grown in a 1, 2 or 3 gallon pot. PLANT HEIGHTS DO NOT INCLUDE THE ROOT BALL. We try to be conservative when measuring plants so you may 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

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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.

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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 served" basis, and quantities may be limited, so we recommend ordering early.  All prices are subject to change after June 1, 2017.  We reserve the right to change prices if the need arises; ie: restocking the same plant from another vendor may lower or increase a plant price.  We do not substitute plants unless you instruct us to do so.

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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 $20.00 for larger plants that require oversized boxes, denoted by an asterisk in the plant size or the notation of "add extra shipping". If you wish to avoid this charge, please let us know and IF POSSIBLE we may be able to (carefully) cut back the plant.

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These are plants which even we feel are too large to ship by our usual methods (FEDEX and UPS) and so must be picked up at the nursery. A few plants may be designated "New Jersey Sales Only" because they are listed as Federally Endangered Plants and we are not allowed to ship them outside of New Jersey under Federal law. They are grown (usually from seed) here at the nursery and not collected in the wild.


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We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with your plant(s) or we will cheerfully send a replacement or refund. You have 14 days from the time you receive your plant(s) to notify use of any problem. If we cannot replace the specific plant and size, we will credit you the amount of the plant purchased toward another size or plant. (If we shipped you the plant, you are responsible for the shipping charges of the replacement.)

Our plants are only available when they are properly rooted. We also provide a ‘Planting Guide’, with each order, to assist you in selecting the correct site and conditions.

You have 14 days from the time you receive your plant(s) to notify us of any problem. At that time we will make a determination of what steps should be followed to correct the situation. If additional time is required, it will not void the guarantee. (Pictures of the specific situation are always helpful.

We know there are exceptions, such as shipping and receiving dormant plant(s) – and these will be handled appropriately. (If a plant does not emerge from dormancy, we will obviously replace it.)

We also know there is occasional damage in shipping, even though we take great care and pride in our packaging. Again, we will immediately address any issues that are a result of shipping damage – again, pictures are most helpful.

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In addition to our 1 and 3 gallon rhododendrons, we have some larger sizes (either balled-and burlapped or in larger containers) available either here at the nursery or from some of our suppliers.

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.

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Our website address:   www.rarefindnursery.com 

Our email address: support@rarefindnursery.com

Our phone number: 732-833-0613

Our fax number: 732-833-1623

Our physical address:
957 Patterson Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

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