Shipping information for Mail Order Trees. All mail order trees are 1 year old trees and are shipped UPS ground.

We ship our trees via UPS Ground during the Spring and Fall according to your USDA plant Zone and the weather at the time.

SPRING SHIPPING - Orders for Spring season. 1 year old trees dormant and bareroot will be shipped (late January - April) depending on location and weather at the time. All 1yearr old trees are shipped UPS ground.

Tentative Spring Shipping Schedule
Plant Zones 8-9 late January-February
Plant Zones 7-8 February-March
Plant Zones 5-6 late March-April.
After that time it is too hot to store plants any longer here in Florida.

FALL SHIPPING - Orders for Fall season. 1 year old trees are non-dormant and shipped in containers (end of September - November) depending on location and weather at the time. All 1 year old trees are shipped UPS ground.

Tentative Fall Shipping Schedule

Plant Zones 6 late September
Plant Zones 7-8 October - November
Plant Zones 8-9 November - early December

Plants can be picked up directly at the nursery throughout the year - please call 1-800-669-2067 to make an appointment.

We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays, so the plants arrive to you before the weekend.

We will notify you of the exact date by email the day we ship your order and tracking information.


Please note that most shippers do not include the ship day, Saturday or Sunday as part of transit times. Plants should not ship over 4 or 5 days. If you are in a 4, 5 or 6 day transit area, you may wish to select a 2-Day or 3-Day service as your shipping method. If you are in a 1, 2 or 3 day transit area, you are safe to select a ground shipping method.

U.S. Ground Maps
Business Days in Transit from Alachua, FL 32615

Because of the variability of tree sizes even within one product, it is not feasible to have pre-determined prices calculated individually for each item. For this reason, we use a % charge of the $ total for the order. We make every effort to keep the cost of shipping as economical as possible for you.

Shipping cost includes all handling charges including pulling plants from the field, labeling, sorting, removing pots and some soil, bagging, wrapping, and packaging.

Shipping and handling costs are calculated on the subtotal before sales tax.

Ground Shipping Rates:
up to $100.00 = $22.50
$100.00+ = 22.5%

Express 2 and 3 day Shipping Rates:
Actual cost of freight, plus 10% for handling, determined day of shipping based on weight of package.

Please call us at 1-800-669-2067 to inquire about shipping larger sizes - these must be shipped by Fedex Freight. Trees can be shipped in a palletized box, which will hold 50 3-gallon trees or 15 7-gallon trees. Typical cost for Fedex Freight from FL to MI for a single pallet is $550.00, this is often the only way to ship quantities of larger sized trees. We also try to combine orders onto one truck, and depending on the number of orders and locations can sometimes make arrangements to deliver one pallet this way.

At this time, due to importation restrictions, we are not allowed to ship to CA, AZ, OR, WA, HI or outside the country.


Open the box and inspect the trees immediately upon receipt. Unwrap the plants from their packaging and, if you cannot plant immediately, place the roots in moist peat, potting soil or soil. Keep them cool in a cool dark place such as a garage or barn with the roots slightly moist and they will stay dormant until you are ready to plant. Do not let them freeze, especially the roots, as this will kill the plants. They can stay dormant and safe this way for several weeks.

If you believe that the trees may have frozen in transit, please contact us immediately.