Please select a wishlist you wish to add selected product(s) to:
WHEN TO SHIP:
We ship orders year-round, even July and August if it is cool enough. Most orders will be sent by UPS ground or by Fed Ex. If you have a preference, let us know. Very small orders may be shipped USPS Priority Mail.
Please indicate a desired shipping date on the order form. We cannot guarantee shipment by this date due to unforeseen circumstances, but we will try very hard to accommodate your wishes. March 6, 2017 will be the first availabe ship date you may choose from the calendar. Orders shipped before March 20th, 2017 will be shipped FedEx. UPS becomes a shipping option on March 20th, 2017. If items are backordered, your order will be held until all items are in stock. This helps to keep shipping costs down.
It's usually best to plant trees and shrubs early in spring, as soon as the soil is not frozen. This avoids damage to tender leaves from shipping and frost and allows the plant to come out of dormancy in its new home. Waiting until May to plant might be more comfortable for the gardener, but it's not as good for the plants. Perennials may be planted when dormant as well.
If you need to hold your plants until you're ready to plant them we ask that you unpack the boxes, remove the paper from the tops and cut a few slits in the plastic wrap around the roots to allow for watering and drainage. The bag will function as a temporary pot for a week or two. If you need to hold them longer, it's best that you repot in another container.
There is much more to shipping your order besides the actual transportation costs. Processing your order involves paperwork, pulling, wrapping and packing your plants. We DO try to keep shipping costs to a minimum, despite annual increases from UPS and other major carriers.
Please add minimum packing and shipping charge of
- $15 or 25% of plant order total, whichever is greater; for the following states: AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NY, NH, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV.
- $15 or 30% of plant order total for orders shipped to other states, EXCEPT AK, AZ, CA, HI, OR, WA, OR OUTSIDE THE US, AS WE DO NOT SHIP TO THESE AREAS.
Please add 6.875% sales tax on orders shipped to NJ addresses. We are required to collect NJ sales tax on shipping/handling charges as well as the plant total.
Please add $20.00 for EACH oversized plant ordered (indicated by an asterisk (*) in the catalog. Due to changes in the calculation of dimensional weight (oversized packages) by UPS and other carriers, we must regretfully include this additional charge.
You may pick up your order at the nursery throughout the year. Please refer to our Ordering Information page for more info about order pickups.