The photo above is of our plants which have been carefully wrapped and boxed and are ready to leave Raintree on their way to your home.
Shipping Costs and Schedules
Shipping costs are automatically figured as you place your order on the website and they are displayed at the end of the ordering process. Shipping rates and dates are also listed below.
If you live West of the Rockies:
See West of the Rockies shipping rate chart below. If you live in Western Washington, Western Oregon, California or Arizona we can ship to you most of the time if the temperatures are above freezing. For the other west of the Rockies states we ship March and April when your temperatures are above freezing and your ground is no longer frozen.
East of the Rockies:
We are now shipping orders back East out as soon as possible by UPS Ground. It will take about a week from day shipped.
Shipping Charts See Below. Every other week from March through May 5th we send a climate controlled truck to a UPS Chicago hub where your order is then delivered to you in a couple of days. This is quicker, better for the plants and less expensive than regular ground shipping. We call this method Zone Skipping and we pass the lower shipping costs on to you. Below are the shipping dates for your state. If the date for your state has passed we will put your order on the next truck.
*Note that are bare root plants are kept dormant in cold storage which allows us to ship you dormant plants which are ready to dig in and grow for you through May.
2017 Zone Skipping Schedule:
Mid March: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, OK, TN, VA and WV
Late March: IA, IL, OH, NE, NJ, PA, KS and MO
Mid April: CT, MA, NY (Zipcodes 100-119) and RI
Late April: ME, MI, MN, ND, SD, NH, NY (Zipcodes 120-149), VT and WI
Early May: If you missed one of the above dates
Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico Customers:
As you know shipping to AK, HI and PR is very expensive and it is difficult for us to predict what your shipping charges will be until we receive your order. When you place your order on the website it will not show any shipping charge. When we receive your order we will get right back to you and let you know the charges for shipping. We will not charge or process your order until you approve the shipping charge. Your orders are shipped through USPS only.
Raintree Shipping - West of the Rockies
Raintree Shipping - East of the Rockies Zone Skip