Shipping times vary based on the item, the time of year, and your growing zone.  Once any item ships, you'll get a tracking email sent right away to the email provided at the time of purchase.


The first step to better understand your possible ship times: LOOK AT YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION.  You'll see an estimated time of shipping by the product name.  


You may see "Ships in 10-14 Days (Weather Permitting).  This is the most active estimate during our peak-Spring shipping season.  Meaning your order should ship within 14 days of order placement (weather permitting) - often times order items will ship much sooner.


For 2021 - you may also see... "Ships in Spring 2021 (Weather Permitting)" this means the item should ship within the general time frames below based on your USDA Growing zone (which is also listed on your purchase's confirmation email).  


USDA Growing Zone General Shipping Time Frames


Zones 6 thru 11... We are actively shipping container and bareroot material to most every portion of these growing zones now - shipping should occur within a week or two of your purchase in these areas at this time.


Zone 5... We just recently started actively shipping container and bareroot material to most every portion of this growing zone now - shipping should occur within a week or two of your purchase in these areas. 


Zone 4... We will begin shipment of container material around mid to late May (weather permitting).  Bareroot material just recently started shipping actively and shipping should occur within a week or two of your purchase in these areas.  


Zone 3... We will begin shipment of container material around mid to late May (weather permitting).  Bareroot material just recently started shipping actively and shipping should occur within a week or two of your purchase in these areas. 



If your ship estimate provides a month or part of a season such as... "Ships in May 2021 (weather permitting)" or "Ships in Late Spring (weather permitting)" - that is specific to the item it is assigned and is a recommendation from our grower(s).  This later shipment is to allow the root systems of these crops to be fully spread in the container to withstand shipping strain (bouncing, handling, etc.) so it does not come apart and become damaged.  Shipment could occur at any point in that month or part of a season.


"Weather Permitting" ?...

Nature Hills takes great care in shipping your items, and when working with live plants, special considerations must be taken into account.  In some cases, an item may be delayed due to a weather (i.e. extreme heat, extreme cold, natural disasters, or other conditions impacting the origination, destination or even the transit route the plant will be going through).   Rest assured, we will ship your order as quickly as possible, and in a way to ensure that your items are delivered safely to your doorstep.