Planting Season & Shipping Information

OUR SHIPPING POLICY

Due to the nature of our products, live gift plants and trees, we make every effort to process and ship your order quickly so you can enjoy them in your home and landscape as soon as possible.

Bower & Branch ships our smaller plants, trees and gifts that fit in a box, via Packaged Home Delivery to the lower 48 United States. We do not ship any plants or trees to Alaska, Hawaii or any of the US Territories outside of the contiguous United States (*U.S. Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Marshal Islands, Micronesia, North Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.) or international.

Due to their mature sizes, our larger tree sizes (A, B, C, D, E, N, M, O, Q, R, S) require special handling and delivery processing and ship to your home via our own specialized distribution company trucks to regions A, B and C (CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV).

Currently we do not ship our larger plants and trees to Regions D, E, F, G, H, I (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, KS, LA, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY).

SHIPPING OPTIONS

We’ve made every effort to get your order processed and shipped faster. We try to keep this as simple as possible, the size of the plants you order determines the type of shipping service level that is available to you. Use the table below for additional information on shipping. Keep in mind a size A or larger tree may ship via our Green Glove Service while the other plants on your order in a size AA or smaller may arrive sooner via Packaged Home Delivery.

 Service Level Product Size Timeline Cost
FedEx Home Delivery AAAA, AAA, AA 5-7 Business Days Free
Green Glove Service - Curbside Delivery A, B, C, D, E, F, N, O, P, Q, R, S 14-28 Business Days Free

ANNUAL SHIPPING SCHEDULE

While we provide shipping times and planting maps on all of our product pages, you can also use the map and schedule below to understand the annual shipping schedule and when your new plants and trees will arrive. You always have the opportunity to pre-order your plants and trees to ensure they are available and you receive the best plants and trees our growers have to offer.

USDA HARDINESS ZONE MAP

We utilize the USDA Hardiness zones, plant or tree size and type of plant or tree to determine the best months for transit and success in the landscape. 

USDA Hardiness Zone Map

BOWER & BRANCH GREEN GLOVE SERVICE

DROPSHIP CURBSIDE SERVICE LARGE PLANTS & TREES - SIZE A & LARGER

 USDA Hardiness Zone Trees & Fruit Trees
Size A & Larger
Shrubs & Fruit Shrubs
Size A & Larger
2,3 Late April thru October Late April thru October
4 April thru October April thru October
5 April thru November April thru November
6 Late March thru November Late March thru November
7 Feb thru November Feb thru November
8 Feb thru November Feb thru November
9,10 January thru November January thru November

PACKAGED HOME DELIVERY

PACKSHIP PLANTS & TREES - SIZE AAAA & SMALLER

 USDA Hardiness Zone Trees & Shrubs
Size AAAA & Smaller
Bare Root Trees & Shrubs Perennials, Grasses & Vines
2,3 Late April thru October April to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May Late April thru October
4 April thru October April to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May April thru October
5 April thru November Late March to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May Late March thru November
6 Late March thru November March to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May Late March thru November
7 March thru November March to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May March thru November
8 Feb thru November February to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May
Shrubs: March to Late May
Feb thru November
9,10 January thru November February to Late May, Stone Fruit to Early May
Shrubs: March to Late May
January thru November

* Gifts ship in all month available, but may be subject to weather shipping holds as necessary

WEATHER SHIPPING HOLDS

As plant people, we monitor the weather very closely to ensure appropriate temperatures for our plants and trees during transit. If the weather is too hot or too cold we may delay shipping to your state till the temperatures return to a safe level for our plants and trees. We want nothing more than to have your plant or tree arrive in tip-top condition. Our Bower & Branch growers determine the optimal shipping dates and provide approval for shipping notifications.

SHIPPING HOLIDAYS

Bower & Branch package delivery will not be shipping or delivering on the following dates in 2021. Please note shipping estimates will begin the following business day.

New Year’s Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day