Magnolia x soulangiana in Brooklyn-Doable?
I have recently been introduced to a beautiful tree: the saucer magnolia or Magnolia x soulangiana. I have been looking for a nice light-colored flowering tree to plant in my parents' front lawn for a while now and I think this is the one. I have really been hearing wonderful things about the beauty of this tree.
My question is if I can pull this off in Brooklyn as a beginner gardener. First, I know this particular magnolia is supposed to be hardy down to zone 5 but I am wondering if anyone has had success planting this magnolia in the Brooklyn-NYC area. Second, what level of difficulty is involved in getting this magnolia to flourish and express its beauty. Last and most importantly, where can I get one. I have tried my nearby Lowes and Home depot and they are all sold-out. I have found many online-based vendors but I do not know which ones are reputable. Has anyone had success purchasing this magnolia from an online vendor?
Sorry about all these questions. Any feedback would be appreciated.