On Mar 16, 2006, dwarfconifer Boyds, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered a 'Goldcrest' witch hazel in Autumn 2004, a cultivar which I could not find locally. The plant received consisted of a single 2-foot stem. It is slowly coming along, and has now formed more branches, and looks like it might eventually be nice. From what I can tell, it is true to name.
I ordered 5 or 6 hydrangeas in the fall: a couple each of oakleafs, macros and micros. They were shipped quickly but bunched into the box too tightly, and one of them was severely damaged when I took it out of the box: one of the two main branches came right off. I find the prices to be *high* compared to other vendors. I am hoping that I will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the plants but since I am in zone 5a I am not going to be blaming them if the plants don't survive, but the experience was not a positive one for me.
On April 16th, 2006, jbrockettm added the following:
"micros" has been bothering me. They're lacecaps. The plant which broke when I took it out of the box did not make it over the winter.