UPDATE JULY 2022: Sadly I assumed this plant was getting enough water when in fact the root ball completely dried out (it was terribly root bound). Of course I only noticed this after the interior needles started dying. It looks like hell at the moment but I’m hoping it will spring back next year. If it’s dead in the center next year I will probably pull it, but I’d like to try again with a new specimen or two, it’s a lovely plant and grew really well over the spring.
This ended up on my plant wish list after seeing it growing in some shade on a Horttube youtube video. The south driveway circle gets quite a bit of sun in summer but maybe not exactly ‘full’ sun, so I’m curious to see if and how much the color changes over time.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!