Magnolia pyramidata (Pyramid Magnolia) 40-60 ft.; rare small tree with 8-inch deciduous leaves; rose colored cones. Zone 6-9
This is a good addition to everyone's garden since it has oversized leaves and is a hardy woody. Great contrast to small-leaved plants and it can also take a fair amount of shade. Of course water well for a few years to help support those large "Dumbo ear" leaves.
The tree arrived fast, and in good condition. It is dormant now. I potted it in a fiber pot and will get it into the ground next week. Anxious to see how it thrives here!
I will absolutely use this company for future tree/shrub orders. It has 4 inches of growth within the week of receiving 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.