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162 Amazing Cultivars for pick-up or shipping in May 2023

The plants in each pre-order are only available for shipping or pick-up during a specific period each year. Orders for each pre-order must be placed separately from other pre-orders and our Main Catalogue. Please do not place mixed orders*.

We are excited to offer by far our largest selection ever of Citrus - 80 different varieties - one of the largest in Canada. Citrus are a relatively easy-to-grow and rewarding group of plants that can be grown by all Canadians as long as you have a a sunny outdoor spot for summer and a good, bright place indoors for the winter. Beyond classic favourites like Meyer lemons, navel oranges, blood oranges, key limes, and Thai limes, we also have a number of cultivars of mandarins, kumquats, yuzu, and sudachi that are completely hardy in zones 7 and 8. They can be grown outdoors year round in coastal BC in protected microclimates.

These Citrus are joined by 82 other uncommon fruits including avocados, paw paws, persimmons, passionflowers, figs, olives, mulberries, pineapple guavas, and more.

Available for: Shipping and Pick-Up - Select your preference at check out.
Estimated Date: Early May for pick-ups. Early to Late May for shipping.
Plant Details: These plants are available in 15cm, 1 gallon, 5x12 inch band pots, 3 gallon, and 5 gallon. Three gallon Morus and 5 gallon figs cannot be shipped via Canada Post. They are pick-up only or can be freighted on pallets as part of a large order. In terms of the Citrus, 1 gallon potted plants are usually about 1-1.5 feet high with some branching beginning; 5x12 inch band pots and 3 gallon pots should be 2-2.5 feet high with good branching starting with 3 gallon pots having larger root systems for quicker initial growth. For mail order customers we recommend ordering the 5x12 inch pots for easier and cheaper shipping. The 5x12 inch band pots of avocado are usually 3 feet tall or more! The 4x9 inch Citrus band pots are no longer available.
Shipping Details: Shipping begins at the same time as pick-ups. But since Citrus shipping occurs at the same time as peak shipping of perennials from our Main Mail Order Catalogue, we must fit Citrus in as best we can. Due to the popularity of this pre-order, it usually takes 3-4 weeks to send out all the Citrus orders. Additionally, Citrus and other plants in this pre-order can be quite tall and require large boxes. For this reason, it is possible that for some orders, especially large orders that require large boxes or multiple boxes, that your shipping costs may be higher than what you are quoted by our system when you place your order. In this case, you will be asked to pay an additional shipping amount. We do not make money on shipping but we must charge appropriately to cover our costs. Thanks for your understanding.
Cancellations and Changes: Once plants are ordered, they are reserved for you and can’t be sold to anyone else. We view your order as a commitment you have made with us in good faith. For this reason, cancellations for full refund will only be accepted until April 1st, 2023. After that date you can choose to cancel for a refund minus a 25% restocking fee or cancel for a full store credit. Additions can be made at any time by placing a new order. Notify us when you pick up that you have multiple orders.

*Mixed orders will be charged an administrative fee of $5 per pre-order/main catalogue order to cover our costs of separating and organizing your orders. As a rule, all pre-orders ship separately due to timing and different packing requirements. In some cases we may be able to combine some pre-orders to ship together if you send us a detailed email listing all of your orders. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that any pre-orders will ship together.