The Q&A Archives: Retail source for Black Tulip Magnolia and snowberry shrubs

Question: Around March/early April, I tried going through one of the nurseries near my residence that your company listed as Monrovia plants provider. They have trouble assisting me in ordering/purchasing the black tulip magnolia tree as well as the snowberry shrubs because I was informed they first need to order a full truckload of plants from your company in the West coast before they can include my request. I have the feeling this nursery will not make that quota any time soon. Is there any mail order nursery in the west coast I could contact that is willing to go the extra mile to assist me in acquiring these plants? Your assistance in this matter is very much appreciated.

Answer: Monrovia plants are carried nation wide by independent retailers. They each stock their own selection of plants, so you would need to check directly with them to see what they might have available. There is a zip code based dealer locator at the Monrovia web site to help with contact information.

You may find that larger retailers in the Frederick, MD or Washington DC area, for example, routinely have a wider selection of plants. If that is not workable for you, you could check with some mail order sources. Some that may carry these might include the following.

(These are listed in no particular order.)


Greer Gardens

Fairweather Gardens


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