Due to international agricultural regulations, shipping live plants around the world is a complicated procedure. In order to get your dream plants, please read carefully information below.
Our shopping cart is for the US and Canada orders only. For other countries, please contact us for a quote.
Orders placed in shopping cart for countries other than USA or Canada without our prior approval will be canceled and 6% cancellation fee applied.
CANADA. Ordering and Shipping to Canada.
SEEDS. International seed order policy.
PLANTS. International plant order policy.
NOTE: You can receive your plants quickly
and at lower cost if you get them delivered to a U.S. address where you can pick them up and carry
them across the border yourself.
this case, you are not required to have a
costy phytocertificate, and only pay for the US shipping using our shopping cart.
Use FedEx Hold locations! Convenient Package Pickup at FedEx stores, Walgreens, many Dollar General Stores ( will have over 8000 locations by 2020), and other stores.
There are 4 components to Canadian shipping:
Shipping International Priority
- Orders are shipped out on Monday and usually get there by Wednesday or Thursday.
- After placing an order, please allow additional 1 to 2 weeks for processing Phyto certificate (plant inspection) and import permit peperwork.
We can ship two sizes of plants to Canada. The smaller size is one gallon, and the larger is grown in a 3 gallon pot. Plants are shipped with potting soil attached (not barerooted).
For box dimensions 8"x8"x48", 35-45 pounds, we can ship approximately 2 of 3-gal plants or 5 of 1-gal plants.
Prices will vary based on final weight and size.
There are a few plants that require a special import permit:
DUTIES AND TAXES
The customer is responsible for paying duties and taxes. Customs will call the customer directly to pay the fee over the phone.
Unfortunately we do not have a way to calculate this for you. Just an example: for a $450 order to Alberta, customs charged a $60 fee.
The customer will be responsible for hiring a broker to handle the package through customs clearance. We must know who your broker is prior to the plants being sent out.
Once we receive your order it can take up to 2 weeks to process and ship. An inspector must come out and personally look over each leaf. We try to schedule the inspection for the upcoming Thursday so we can ship out early on Monday. Phyto certificate is good for 10 days.
PLANT IMPORT REGULATIONS in Canada
Plant importation to Canada is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Directive D-08_04 (Effective Date: November 25, 2013) In short:
Seed importation to Canada is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: The ABCs of Seed Importation into Canada, Section K:
3.Seed analysis certificates and import declarations are not required for lots of herb seed that are 5 kg or less, or for flower seed, tree or shrub seed, true potato seed, ginseng, seeds of aquatic plants or onion/garlic multiplier sets. Please note: This exemption does not apply to wildflower mixtures. Importations of seed lots of wildflower mixtures that are greater than 500 g require an import declaration and a seed analysis certificate.Therefore, small orders of seeds do not require any additional paperwork and can be shipped. Of course, you need to check if certain species are prohibited in Canada.
Please make sure to read rules and regulations governing plant importation to Canada. It's your responsibility to comply with these rules and regulations. Contact your local agricultural authoroties if you have questions regarding these rules.
See also General Information on ordering seeds.
What is required from a customer
All packages are subject to customs clearance and proper paperwork is of vital importance. Please make sure to find out all rules and regulations governing plant importation to your country. It's your responsibility to comply with these rules and regulations. Contact your local agricultural authoroties if you have questions regarding these rules. If something important is missed in the paperwork we prepare according to information you provide us, you may never be able to receive the shipment.
When placing international seed order, please email us with the following information:
We can ship plants to many countries around the World that have a FedEx office. Below are a few most popular destinations. Please inquire if your country is not listed:
We ship internationally using FedEx International Service.
Tracking number will be provided to you for every shipment.
Total delivery time depends on several factors, incluing your local customs clearance and delivery to rural areas. Time in transit is usually accurate, but total delivery time to your address can not be guaranteed in case of customs delays. It may also take extra day(s) if going far into the rural areas of the country.
Customs clearance includes agricultural inspection and in most cases, occurs at Customs Entry Room of FedEx facility at destination, at the same business day upon arrival. If you prrefer, you may want to contact your local FedEx office and coordinate pick up of your package(s) at the Airport of destination to save extra time. Otherwise, it will be delivered by FedEx truck to your shipping address.
All packages are subject to customs clearance and proper paperwork is of vital importance. Please make sure to find out all rules and regulations governing plant importation to your country. It's your responsibility to comply with these rules and regulations. Contact your local agricultural authoroties if you have questions regarding these rules. If something important is missed in the paperwork we prepare according to information you provide us, you may never be able to receive the shipment, or plants may get damaged due to unfortunate delays.
When placing international order, please email us with the following information:
Cost of international shipment
The price you pay for getting your plants delivered to you from Florida includes:
We guarantee that we ship healthy, developed plants.
Our experienced personnel provides the utmost packaging of live plants.
Only selected "tough" plants are recommended for International shipping (example: Mango, Adeniums and other succulents, number of fruit trees and flowering ornamentals). Some tender species that don't ship well especially for over 1-2 days in transit, are shipped at customer risk only.
When shipped barerooted, plants are at higher risk to get stressed out and even die during transportation. We can not replace or refund items shipped internationally.
Shipping costs are not refundable. International shipping cost is much higher than domestic. Please understand the risks and feel free to discuss with us, prior to ordering, different species sensitivity and their chances to survive a long trip around the world.
Example of approximate price structure by FedEx International Priority.
Estimated for 3 gal fruit tree priced at $40. Smaller plants will have different price structure. Please contact us for accurate estimate!
|Shipment contents||20 pks of seeds
$3 per pack
3 gal pot at $40 price
1 box 8x8x60"
3 gal pots at $40 each
5 boxes 10x10x60"
3 gal pots at $40 each
50 boxes 10x10x60"
1500 Lbs, discount 20% on plant price
|Duties and taxes* (approx)||$0||$0||$0||$0||$5||$5||$5||$5||$40||$40||$40||$40||$500||$500||$500||$500|
|Total cost of your order||$230||$235||$240||$245||$260||$300||$350||$360||$1110||$1410||$1510||$1610||$7820||$10520||$12120||$13220|
|S&H per item||$8.50||$8.75||$9||$9.25||$220||$260||$310||$320||$71||$101||$111||$121||$46||$73||$89||$100|
|Total cost per item
(Plant price + shipping)
*Customs duties and taxes must be calculated for every invividual country