I hate to admit it but I was stupid and thought that I was really getting a good deal by buying plants over the internet. I have bought other products online and have yet to be disappointed until now. I ordered plants from Four Seasons Nurseries. I got sticks. Literally sticks. A few have some buds on them. I suppose the company feels they are covering their ### by stating that the plants are sent in a dormant state, but these are not even plants. The tree is one single stick. There is not a branch on it. I do not even know how I am supposed to plant this in my yard without it falling over. This was the most outrageous false advertising I have ever fallen prey to. It's no wonder other people have said the sticks die when they plant them because there is nothing to support them. Fortunately, I do still have my shipping label and I plan to send everything back. Although, based on others experience it probably won't do any good.