Shipping

Domestic Shipping and handling charges:

West of the Rockies- 10.00 base fee plus 15% of the order subtotal.

East of the Rockies- 12.00 base fee, plus 20% of the order subtotal.

Shipping is via USPS Priority mail and packages should be received the same week as shipped. Generally packages will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday to facilitate them making it to you before the weekend. We ship our cuttings and scionwood through the dormant season. With our refrigeration we can store and then ship most varieties from late November through mid May, though we recommend to ship before mid March so they can make the trip during cooler weather.

Please indicate when you would like us to ship your order in the notes section on our order page. 

All scion and cuttings wood is shipped wrapped in moist paper towel in plastic bags to keep from drying out in transit.

 

International Shipping

$15.00 base fee, plus 30% of the order subtotal. On top of this all international orders need to have a phytosanitary inspection and certificate, which costs $50.00. This will be automatically charged at checkout.

For all international orders please contact us in advance via email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can make sure the plant materials you want are allowed into the country you are in.  Also some countries also require an import permit which potentially could be hard to get. 

Note- Our International shipping fee may not charge enough for Priority shipping to all areas. We will send you a supplemantal invoice for such orders if you desire this upgraded shipping, which is recommended. The charge will always be enough for First Class shipping, but for going long distances Priority is highly recommended.

 

Please Note:  No split orders. We no longer ship parts of orders at different  times. Instead please place separate orders if different shipping times are desired.

Rooted cutting and seedling plugs can be shipped year round as long as the weather isn't too extremely hot or cold.

Special orders for Cost of summer cutting wood or scionwood is the same as our regular dormant season materials

No combining or adding to orders.-

While we fully understand your desire to not pay further base shipping fees, we are no longer able to accommodate such requests. While we understand that most such requests are very reasonable, the reality is the sheer number of  addition requests is huge and every one of them takes a fair amount of time. We get many requests daily and it all adds up. We try our best to get the inventory of everything we offer on our website at one time so folks can order everything at once, but with so many items that we offer and the nature of when items become available it is not always fully possible. We encourage you to join the ranks of our customers who put in orders on a regular basis as new items become available. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Cancelled Orders

Any cancelled orders will need to be charged a 4% fee as paypal doesn't refund us for the charges they take out of orders. 

 

When will my order ship?

For scions and cuttings the earliest we can ship is the 2-3rd week in January for the dormant season.

Scions and cutting wood can not be cut until all the wood is dormant. The timing of this depends on the weather but usually happens early-late December in our mild California climate. Once the wood goes dormant we go out and prune our whole collection of "Mother plants". As we prune we are cutting all the variety to selling size, then it is counted, organized inventoried and finally put in our commercial refridgerators.  This is a big process and is usually done by the 2-3 week in January.  As soon as this process finishes, we start shipping.

If you have put a date on when you would like your order to ship we will ship on that date

Otherwise we start shipping by whose order came first and second by location. For example orders to the warmer South East will ship out sooner than orders to the North East, again unless the customer has specified a shipping date.

Why did the inventory get put on, if your not shipping until later?

We estimate our inventory in November even though we can't cut it until December/January when the trees, bushes, vines go dormant. Because people get impatient and want to order earlier and see what we have

We update our inventory once the propagation wood is all cut around the end of January.  So if  you missed the boat on the first round of shipping put your email in the "notify me" section by the product and you will get an email as soon as that product becomes available again.

If I order plugs and scions will or can they ship at different times? No.  We will only ship plugs and scions at separate times if they are put in as separate orders.