hardy magnolias or other flowering trees?
Does anyone have experience with planting hardy magnolias in the upstate/Catskill climate? I'm dreaming of planting a Magnolia 'butterflies' tree, which is listed as being hardy to zones 6,5,or 4 depending on the web site. I am technically zone 5 in Delaware Cty. but consider myself 4 after losing a few too many plants. Has anyone planted a hardy magnolia and had it thrive, or not? Other flowering trees that have been successful? Thanks, Erin