As spring marches in, I am seeing more of the poor, sorry plants that Burgess sent me.
This picture shows my 3 dead Colorado Blue Spruces, shriveled up brown dead lavender and the poplar trees that leafed out as soon as the replacement order reached me last fall, only to have the leaves soon die. I know for sure that the poplar trees, cherry trees and spruces are dead – the cherry & poplar trees currently have raised spots of rot at the base of the stem. The Lilly of the Valley have never displayed any sign of life. I believe they are dead on arrival.
Time will tell whether the pecan tree, hazlenuts, paw paw trees, honeysuckle, boysenberry, raspberry and elderberries leaf out.
The Cherry trees that were sent as a replacement for the original dead chestnut trees, also leafed out upon arrival in the fall. They quickly faded and never awoke this spring. Total screw up on Burgess’s part – they send dormant trees to hot, still-summer Texas only to have the plants leaf out then die.
Look at this mail label – almost everything I originally bought had to be replaced! And then, the replacements died.
I am so disappointed! I spent over $100 on their plants. The original order was shipped too late and the plants were in bad shape. Most never made it. So, in the fall I followed their warranty procedure. At that time I told them that I did not want them to ship worn out plants that had sat around the greenhouse all summer. Against my request, they sent me those very plants in the fall.
eBurgess.com’s warranty is no good! They replace defective plants with a one-time replacement warranty of more defective plants.
Overall, I feel that the $150 or so that I spent with burgess was money totally wasted.