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Buying malus sun king on line

RuthmshawRuthmshaw EssexPosts: 41
Hi, has anyone any experience of buying on line from Primrose? I am thinking of buying a Malus Sun King but am rather hesitant as I usually go to a garden centre  to make this sort of purchase. Many thanks.

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  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 242
    I have ordered a few potted and bare-rooted trees, including a Malus (Rudolph) from Paramount Plants and they were great. I have ordered a few other trees online (and a ton of plants) during the first lockdown when garden centres were closed and I was always very happy. Perhaps I was lucky.
    I've never ordered from Primrose.
    (Not sure my comment is very helpful)
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited January 2021
    I've only ordered planters so another not very helpful comment! I couldn't find Sun King on Primrose though to see who supplies them.
    I've always used https://www.mailordertrees.co.uk/search?page=2&q=Malus+&type=product
    They are well grown and packaged.
    Bare root trees are available up to March and work out cheaper
  • RuthmshawRuthmshaw EssexPosts: 41
    Just looked at that website and will probably order from them. Thanks very much for the information. Don’t know why they didn’t come up when I searched. Oh, I got the name wrong, it’s Sun Rival.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507

    Ruthmshaw said:
    Just looked at that website and will probably order from them. Thanks very much for the information. Don’t know why they didn’t come up when I searched. Oh, I got the name wrong, it’s Sun Rival.
    That's why I couldn't find it!
    Came across jelly king though
  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 271
    I have been very pleased with the customer service, shipping and product from Mail Order Trees.

    I have been very displeased with the customer service and product from Primrose.
  • I strongly endorse buying a bare root plant from a mail order company. They establish faster than the ones in pots because they have a better root system. It is embarrassing putting a brown twig into the ground, but you can soon make everyone eat their words! I’ve also had good experiences  with Mail Order Trees.
  • RuthmshawRuthmshaw EssexPosts: 41
    Thanks  for your helpful comments. I have now ordered a bare root Malus sun rival from Mail order trees. I’m sure with all your recommendations it will be fine.
  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 271
    Best of luck with it, Ruth.

    I have a malus Evereste, sorbus Eastern Promise and amelanchier Robin Hill from them, all in their first season. The former two were bare root. All arrived in seriously hardy packaging. Get ready for a trip to recycling with all that corrugated cardboard.
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