Halesia diptera magniflora (Big Flowered Silverbell) 20ft; this variety is the showiest of all the silverbells; award winning landscape plant; nice yellow fall color; stark white bell-shaped flowers appear in early spring before foliage emerges. A real "head-turner!" Zones 5-8
SIZE: 1 gallon
I have made two purchases of trees from Mail Order Natives and in both cases the plants arrived healthy, extremely well packaged and ready to plant. I am very happy with this on-line nursery.
The young tree that I received, Halesia diptera, was very carefully packed so that it arrived without damage. I was pleased with the generous size of the tree. My only hesitation and reason for rating it with four stars instead of five is the small size of the root ball. I removed some foliage and staked the tree to compensate. I will need to monitor its water needs carefully. So far it appears to be happy.
This plant arrived in excellent condition. It was well grown with full balanced growth. There was little or no stress from packing and shipping. The packing was very well done the tree had good protection against breakage and temperature fluctuations.
The tree arrived in very good shape and in a very timely manner. It seems to be doing well and, since it's autumn, has lost a few leaves, though not many so far. Since it has been raised to this point in FL, and I'm in VA, I'm a tad bit nervous about it coming through the winter but am counting on its hardiness. I will mulch it, though I'm not sure how much mulch would be advisable, so you might let me know. -- Thanks. I'm really looking forward to growing this tree. Rick Darke recommends it.
The good and the bad. The plants were shipped promptly, and, with one important exception, we're packed well. However, the box should have been marked "This end up" and there should have been a divider inside the box to prevent the plants from sliding inside the box WHEN IT WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. Doing this would have prevented my plants for being damaged. Instead one plant was broken off at the base and the other had lower branches that were broken. They did respond promptly and offered to ship a replacement. I would not buy again until I could be certain that the packaging had improved.