lanky nursery JM specimens - bad idea?
I am looking to buy a tall-growing upright JM to fill a gap in our garden, and would like to get a large specimen so that we are not waiting 6 years before the gap is filled. One local nursery has some quite tall (10-14') green upright trees, but they are very narrow and have little to none of that classic JM shape. To my mind they look like they have been grown too close together in a field, and then dug up and put in pots. The guy at the nursery said that once they are in the ground and with the tops pruned back a little, they will fill out quickly.
Would it be a bad idea to plant one of these and expect that I'll be able to shape it into a nice specimen tree over the next few years?