As of 3/27/18 we are no longer taking orders to ship plants.  Orders placed prior to this date will be shipped as stated.  Future orders can only be picked up at our WV or MD nurseries.


This page discusses Shipping Plants from Great Escape Nursery and what you should expect with regards to timing, what you will receive, and approximate costs.

Plants are shipped bareroot (no soil or pot) and dormant (no foliage) from early March through mid May. We will send the plants at the time best for planting them in your climate. Please note that we ship on Mondays only to ensure that plants reach their final destination the week that they are sent.

If you supply us with an email when placing an order, you will receive a confirmation with the approximate shipping week. Once the order is shipped you will also receive an email confirmation. Orders that are shipped by UPS will have a tracking number. You can track a package at If you have any problems with your order, please contact us at 304-209-1800 or [email protected]

We apologize, but we cannot ship orders outside the United States or to California, Hawaii or Alaska.

Shipping Costs: UPS Ground Rates:

Plant Cost Total Shipping Charge*
$0 to $75 $16.00
$75.01 to $125 $18.00
$125.01 to $200 $20.00
more than $200 10% of total


What’s a “bareroot” plant?

Shipping Plants from Great Escape Nursery

Shipping Plants from Great Escape Nursery

Bareroot” is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what a bareroot rose looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship to you were harvested in the winter and placed in cold storage to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship the bareroot plants to our customers, from early March through mid May.

Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting instructions with photos are available How to Plant Trees and Shrubs.

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