This is a beautiful specimen (14" tree). But I wish I had splurged on 2 day shipping (rather than express saver... which is 3 day). It was July in Texas and it lost a few leaves during shipping, and some lower leaves arrived with brown spots. All those leaves (roughly 12) slowly fell off the following couple weeks. What remains is very happy, and it's still attractive, but the bottom looks sparse. Another possibility might have been to go with the bush version... even if it lost some leaves, there would still be a bunch remaining! For what it's worth, we've order three other plants from Plantz, and they've all arrived in perfect condition - even with 3 day shipping in summer. And everything, including this one, was packaged really well. Can't go wrong with this company - the plants are amazing just like the photos! This species is just more sensitive to travel, I suspect.