Requirements for Shipping Plants From Maine to Other States

Shipping Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Shipping Nursery Stock

 

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This list is for Maine grown plant material only, Plant material grown in other states may be subject to other requirements

Plants must be healthy and free of insects and diseases. State regulations related to specific plant species and plant pests are listed below. If you would like information on shipping plants internationally contact the Horticulture Program, 207-287-3891.

Some states, including Maine have created invasive plant lists, banning the sale of certain plants. The major ornamental crops have been included on this list, but not all banned plants appear here. Maine's Invasive Plant List

To the best of our knowledge this list was accurate at the time of posting, however regulations can change. If you would like more information on a particular state's regulations visit the National Plant Board website or contact that state directly.

Some prohibited items may be shipped provided certain conditions are met. For additional information, contact the Division of Animal and Plant Health, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 (Tel: 207-287- 3891) or email the Horticulture Program

States Plant Material Conditions

All Plants

All States All Plants Nursery Stock Certificate must be attached.

Packages must be labeled with:

  1. name and address of shipper,
  2. destination,
  3. name and quantity of plants, and
  4. county and state where the plants were grown.
All plants must be healthy and free of insects, diseases and other pests.
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA All plants in growing media

Prohibited unless bare rooted, or treated and certified free of Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan

IN All Plants Must be free of black vine weevil

Aquatic Plants

CA, CT, MA, ME, MI, NH,NY, VT, WA

NH

Cabomba caroliniana (fanwort)

 

Cabomba sp.

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

AK, AL, CT, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, OR, SC, VT, WA Egeria densa (Brazilian elodea)

Prohibited

CA Egeria najas (slender-leaved elodea) Prohibited
AR, AZ, IL, IN, MA, MS, OK, SC, TX Eichornia azurea (water hyacinth) Prohibited
AL, AR, AZ, ID, MS, SC, TX Eichornia crassipes (water hyacinth) Prohibited
FL, NE Eichornia spp (water hyacinth) Prohibited
AK, AZ,CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, ID, IN, MA, ME, MI, MS, MT, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OH, OR, SC, TX, VT, WA Hydrilla verticillata (hydrilla) Prohibited
CA, IL, IN, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, VT, WA Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (European frogbit) Prohibited
FL, IL, IN, MA, NH, OK, SC, TX, VA Ipomoea aquatica (Chinese waterspinach) Prohibited
AL, CO, CT, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, VT, WA Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrot feather) Prohibited
CT, MA, ME, NH,NY, VT, WA Myriophyllum heterophyllum (variable-leaf milfoil) Prohibited
AK, AL, CO, CT, FL, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, SD, TX, VT, WA Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian milfoil) Prohibited
AL, CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, NC, NE, NH, SC, WA, VT Najas minor (European naiad) Prohibited
CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NE, NH, NY, OH, OR, VT, WA Nymphoides peltata (yellow floating heart) Prohibited
AL, FL, MS, SC, TX Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce) Prohibited
AL, CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MT, NE, NH, NY, OH, VT , WA Potamogeton crispus (curly-leaf pondweed) Prohibited
AR, AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, MA, MI, MS, NE, NH, NM, NV,OK, SC, TN, VA, VT Salvinia molesta (giant salvinia) Prohibited
AL, AZ, CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, OR, SC, VT, WA Trapa natans (water chestnut) Prohibited
FL, NC, NH Trapa spp. (water chestnut) Prohibited
Ornamental Herbaceous Plants
AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA All hosts of European corn borer including, but not limited to: asters, broomcorn, calendula, chrysanthemum, corn, cosmos, dahlia, geranium, gladiola, hollyhock, Japanese hops, marigold, sorghum, sudangrass, zinnia

Prohibited unless certified free of European corn borer

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HI

Grasses, bromeliads (including pineapple), orchids, coffee, banana, coconut, passionfruit

Prohibited
TN Turfgrass sod Prohibited unless certified
CT, MA, ME, VT Aegopodium podagraria (goutweed) Prohibited
CT, ME, OR, WA Amorpha fruticosa (false indigo) Prohibited

CO, ID, IN, MT, NM, OH, SD, WA,WY

 

WA

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (oxeye daisy)

 

Cortaderia Selloana (pampas grass)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

KS, MN

 

CO, OR

Digitalis lanata (Grecian foxglove)

 

Euphorbia myrsintes (myrtle spurge)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

WA

 

CA, CO, MT, NV, OR, SD, WA, WY

Gypsophila paniculata (baby's breath)

 

Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

AR, FL, HI, MS, NY, SC, TN, VA Imperata cylindrica (Japanese bloodgrass) Prohibited
FL Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosaI (bush morning glory) Prohibited
AZ, MI, OK Ipomoea spp. (morning glory) Prohibited
FL, SC Ipomoea triloba (little bell) Prohibited
GA, OK, SC Ipomoea turbinata (giant morning glory) Prohibited

CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MD, MT, NH, NY, OR, VT, WA

 

OR, WA

Iris pseudocarus (yellow flag iris)

 

Lamiastrum galeobdolon (yellow archangel)

Prohibited

Prohibited

MA, NH

 

CT, NY, OR, WA

Lysimachia nummularia (creeping jenny)

 

Lysimachia vulgaris (garden loosestrife)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) Prohibited
IN, KS, NC, ND Lythrum spp (loosestrife) Prohibited

IN, KS, MN, ND, NE, NH, NV, SD, WA

Lythrum virgatum (wand loosestrife) Prohibited
ID, NV, UT, WY Mentha (mint plants) Prohibited
CT, NH, MA Myosotis scorpoides (forget-me-not) Prohibited
AL Ornithogalum umbellatum (star of Bethlehem) Prohibited
Vegetable Plants
GA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, TX All vegetable plants Special certification
ID, NV, WA Allium spp. (onion, garlic, leek, chive, shallot etc.) Prohibited
ID, WA Brassica spp (crucifers incl. seeds) Prohibited

CA,NJ, NV

 

CA

Capsicum spp. (pepper)

 

Cynara cardunculus (cardoon)

Certified free of insects and diseases

 

Prohibited

WA

 

IN

Foeniculum vulgare (fennel)

 

Fragaria (Strawberry)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

AL, AR, MS, SC Ipomea (sweet potato) Prohibited
AZ, FL Lactuca (lettuce incl. seeds) Prohibited
ID, WA Phaseolus, (bean incl. seeds) Prohibited
AK, CA, MT, NJ, NV, SC Solanum lycopersicon (tomato) Certified free of insects and diseases
CA, NV Solanum melongena (eggplant) Prohibited
NC, SC Tobacco plants Prohibited
Woody Plants
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, KY, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY and portions of IL, IN, ME, MN, NC, OH, VA, WI, WV All trees, shrubs, cut Christmas trees, trailers, outdoor household equipment etc.

Prohibited unless certified free of all life stages of gypsy moth

Plants grown in northern portions of Aroostook, Franklin, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset Counties do not need gypsy moth certification.

Maine Gypsy Moth Quarantine Area

MI Abies spp. (fir) Prohibited unless certified free of balsam woolly adelgid
ME, MN, VT Acer ginnala (Amur maple) Prohibited
MA, ME, NH, VT Acer platanoides (Norway maple) Prohibited
CT, MA, NY Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple) Prohibited
CA, CT, IN, MA, ME,MN, NH,OH, OR, VT, WA, WV Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)

Prohibited

IN, NH

 

MA, ME,MN, NY

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)

 

Ampelopsis brevipudunculata (porcelainberry)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, OH, PA, SD, WA, WI, WV, WY Berberis spp. (barberry) Prohibited
IN, MA, ME, MN, NH,NY, VT Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) Prohibited
CT, MA, ME, MN, NH, OH, WA, VT Berberia vulgaris (common barberry) Prohibited
OR, WA Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush) Prohibited
PA, TN Buxus spp. (boxwood) Prohibited unless certified free of boxwood blight
TX Camellia spp. Prohibited
AZ, CA, NM, TX Carya spp. (hickory, pecan) Prohibited
CA, OR, WA Castanea spp. (Chestnut) Prohibited
CA, OR, WA Castenopsis spp. (chinquapin) Prohibited
CT, IA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MN, NC, NH, OH, VT Celastrus orbiculatus (Oriental bittersweet) Prohibited

SC

 

AL, AZ, CA, FL, TX

 

OR, WA

Citrus reticulata (tangerine)

 

Citrus sp.

 

Corylus spp. (hazelnut),

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

CA Diospyros spp. (persimmon) Prohibited

CO, CT, IL, MT, NM, OH, WA, WY

Elaeagnus angustifolia (russian olive)

Prohibited
IL, TN Elaeagnus pungens (thorny olive) Prohibited
CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, TN, WV Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive) Prohibited
MA, ME, MD, NH, VT Euonymus alatus (burning bush) Prohibited
IN, MD Euonymus fortunei (wintercreeper) Prohibited
NJ Grossularia spp. Prohibited
OR, WA Hedera helix (English ivy) Prohibited
OR, WA Hedera hibernica (English ivy) Prohibited
ID, OR, WA Humulus lupulus (hops) Prohibited
AZ, CA, KS, TX Juglans spp. (walnut, butternut) Prohibited
CA Juniperus spp. (juniper) Prohibited

All states including portions of ME

Larix spp., Pseudolarix spp. (larch, tamarack) grown in Washington, Waldo, Knox, and Lincoln Counties Prohibited
CT, IN, MA, MD, NH, NY Ligustrum obtusifolium (border privet) Prohibited
FL, TN Ligustrum sinense (Chinese privet) Prohibited
ME, NH, TN Ligustrum vulgare (European privet Prohibited
CA, OR Lithocarpus densiflora (tanbark oak), Prohibited
CT, IN, MA, MN, NH, NY, TN, VT Lonicera x bella (Bell's honeysuckle) Prohibited

IL

 

CT,IL, IN, MA, ME, NH,NY, OH, VT

Lonicera fragrantissima (fragrant honeysuckle)

 

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MD, MN, NH, NY, TN, OH, VT Lonicera maackii (amur honeysuckle) Prohibited
CT, IL, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, OH, TN, VT, WV Lonicera morowii (morrow's honeysuckle) Prohibited
CT, IL, MA, ME, NH, NY, VT, WV Lonicera tatarica (tatarian honeysuckle) Prohibited
CT Lonicera xylosteum (dwarf honeysuckle) Prohibited
IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, OH, PA, SD, WA, WI, WV, WY Mahoberberis spp. Prohibited
IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, OH, PA, SD, WA, WI, WV, WY Mahonia spp. Prohibited

CA

 

IN

Malus spp. (apple, crabapple)

 

Morus alba (white mulberrt)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

MD Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) Prohibited
CT, ME Paulownia tomentosa (princess tree) Prohibited
IN, MA, ME, NY Phellodendron amurense (Amur cork tree) Prohibited
CA, HI, MT Pinus spp. (pine) Prohibited
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, KY, KS, LA, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY and portions of ME, MO, NY, VA Pinus spp. (Pine) - including pine Christmas trees, wreaths containing pine and pine nursery stock Prohibited unless certified free of pine shoot beetle. Plants grown in Aroostook and Washington Counties do not need pine shoot beetle certification.
OR Planera spp. Prohibited
ME Polygonum baldschuanica (silver-lace vine) Prohibited
CT, ME Populus alba (white poplar) Prohibited
CO Prunus spp. (cherry, peach, plum etc) Prohibited
MI Prunus virginiana (chokecherry) Prohibited

MD, OH

 

CA, OR

Pyrus calleryana (callery pear)

 

Quercus spp. (oak)

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

CT, IL, IN, MA, MN, MT, NH, NY, OH, VT Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn) Prohibited
IL, IN, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, OH, VT Rhamnus frangula (Frangula alnus, glossy buckthorn) Prohibited
IA Rhamnus spp (except R. frangula) Prohibited
OH, VA Ribes nigrum (black currant) Prohibited
DE, MA, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, RI, WV Ribes spp. (currant, gooseberries) Prohibited
MA, ME, MN Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust) Prohibited
AL, CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MD, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose) Prohibited
IN, NJ Rosa spp. (rose) Prohibited unless certified virus free
ME, MI, OH, VT , WI Tsuga spp. (hemlock) Prohibited unless ceritified free of and grown in an area where hemlock woolly adelgid does not occur
NM Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm) Prohibited
OR Ulmus spp. (elm) Prohibited
GA, MI, OR, WA Vaccinium spp. (blueberry) Prohibited
ID, NY, OH, OR, WA Vitis spp. (grape) Prohibited unless certified free of viruses

MD

 

MD

 

OR

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria)

 

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

 

Zelkova spp.

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

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