I have never purchased and planted a tree that is over 6 feet tall. I know how large a tree will fit in my little car. So, 10 years ago when I planted this Sweet Bay Magnolia it met those specs. I planted it right off the back deck. It is nestled into a corner garden I created just for this tree. When it blooms it's sweet lemony fragrance drifts through the late spring air. When you open the back door it's beautiful blooms and fragrance greet you.
This tree is now 15 feet tall. Mature and beautiful.