Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:08
I did lose a branch in very high winds, but it is not against the house wall, it adjoins next doors old orchard, it gets shaded from a huge wild cherry, and it survived the -15c frost we had a couple of years back which killed my Daphne bholua and Phormiums.
I dont think you will get a M. grandiflora to flower in a large pot. The flowers are magnificent but few. I wouldn't buy one again if I was starting from scratch in a new garden. I think M. soulangeana or M liliflora are much more suited to the average size garden.