Shipping Policy












Raintree Nursery ships orders via UPS, Fed Ex  and US Postal Service.



We ship at the Best time for your area!
Simply place your order! We will select the best shipping time for your area. Call or email us if you have any questions! If you want to choose a shipping date, consult the shipping chart for hints on the best shipping time for your region. Having your plants arrive at your door in great shape and at the right time has been RAINTREE'S job for 40 years!

We ship bare root plants kept fully dormant, in cold storage, from January through mid June. We ship potted plants throughout the year. . We ship books, supplies and gift certificates year round.

WEST OF THE ROCKIES - We ship plants by choosing the best ground service for you. The only season we ship bare root plants is January through Mid-June and only when the weather is above freezing. (see BEST TIMES TO RECEIVE YOUR BARE ROOT AND POTTED PLANTS) We can send books and supplies all year. Although service may be quicker, allow up to two to three weeks for order processing and delivery.



Option 1: Zone Skipping Saves You Money!
Many of our plants are large, which is great in all ways except they are very expensive to ship long distances. Zone skipping is where we contract an experienced trucking firm that has team drivers who drive day and night and deliver the packaged orders in about three days to an eastern regional UPS hub where they are then delivered in two to three days to you. This is a little quicker than regular ground shipping and a lot less expensive.

Option 2: Regular Shipping without Zone Skipping!
This option is if you missed the zone skip dates or prefer to choose a different date of shipment! Let us choose the ship time or you choose. UPS comes to our door and delivers to you, usually in a week or less. This option works fine when you order at the appropriate time for your area.

Option 3: Expedited Shipping!
From June and through the summer we ship potted plants throughout the nation. However because of the hot weather we ship via air which gets there alot quicker but is of course more expensive. The shipping of the potted plants back east in the summer is a minimum of $19.95 and 50% of the order.


SHIPPING COST CHART - For the 48 contiguous US States.


ALASKA AND HAWAII - We ship most orders by Priority Mail. Hawaiian orders will be sent out soon after we receive them. Alaskan customers may choose a shipping time on the order form.

At this time we can ship plants only within the United States, Puerto Rico and other US Territories. We ship books and supplies anywhere in the world. If you would like Raintree to ship books or supplies to your country, please email us and we will arrange shipping.