I bought 18 of these and they arrived well packed in a small box. They were healthy with vibrant green leaves. The best part was how small they were—I was able to easily plant them. Compared to the 3-gallon size ones I’ve bought previously which required me to dig a massive hole. I planted these with just a trowel. They’ve held up well in the rain and cold. Very happy and I’m buying more actually because the sale price can’t be beat. Extremely happy.