Shipping Dates

 

Raintree's  Guide
to The Best Shipping Dates for Your Region

You need not worry about shipping times.  Having the plants arrive at your door in great shape and at the right time for planting in your climate has been Raintree’s job for more than a quarter century.

Many parts of the country are subject to a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year.  We watch the weather and if its too hot or too cold in your region we may adjust when we send your plants. If you live East of the Rocky Mountains, click here to view the shipping schedule.

We ship bare root plants, kept fully dormant at Raintree in cold storage from January through early June.  We ship potted plants throughout the summer. If the weather is too hot, we talk with you and arrange to delay shipping until its cooler.  There is a best time to ship” fruit trees and the many other bare root plants Raintree offers, to your region. Review the chart and map below for the best time to ship to your region of the country.  Books, garden supplies, gifts and gift certificates are available for year-around shipping.

When Placing Your Order - Consider Our Recommendations
For Shipping of Bare Root & Potted Plants

 

Region
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
For Western States
West of the Cascades and CA, AZ & NM
OK To Ship
S. CA, AZ

Ideal Time To Ship West WA & OR
CA, AZ

Ideal Time to Ship
North and NM
OK to Ship North
Too Late South

Mountain and North Plains
West of the Rockies Including CO, WY, MT

Too Cold To Ship
Too Cold To Ship
Too Cold To Ship

Ideal Time To Ship

Southern States
East of the Rockies

Too cold en route
Too cold en route
Ship via Zone Skipping and SAVE !
 
Deep South: Its getting late. Mid-South choose April Zone skip date if earlier date missed
Central, Northeastern and Great Lakes States
Too Cold To Ship
Too Cold To Ship
OK to Ship
Ship via Zone Skipping and SAVE !
Alaska
(Priority Mail)
AK: Too Cold to ship
AK: Too Cold to ship
AK: Too Cold to ship
AK: OK to ship to SE



Region


May to early June

Potted Plants Only

June



July

August & Sept

Potted Plants Only

Late Sept & Oct

Potted Plants Only

November

For Western States
West of the Cascades and CA, AZ & NM
OK to ship West of the Cascades. Too HOT CA, AZ, NM

Northern areas OK to Ship
Too Hot - Southern
Potted only
Northern States & Southern States OK to Ship
Maritime & Southern
OK to Ship
Mountain and North Plains
West of the Rockies Including CO, WY, MT
OK to ship until Mid-May

Potted plants only
Potted plants only
OK to ship USDA
Zones 7-10
Northern: Too Cold
Southern: Too late to ship
Southern States
East of the Rockies
Too HOT to ship
Too Hot to Ship
Too Hot
To Ship
OK to ship USDA
Zones 7-10
OK To Ship
 
Central, Northeastern and Great Lakes States
OK to Ship. Can Zone Skip May if eariler date missed.
Potted plants only
Potted plants only
OK to ship USDA
Zones 7-10
Too Late
To Ship
Alaska
(Priority Mail)
AK: Ideal Time to Ship
Potted plants only
Too Late
To Ship
AK: Too Cold to ship
AK: Too Cold to ship