UPDATE: This was clearly going to be outcompeted and shaded by it’s neighbors, so I cut it back and planted it in a cedar planter on the lower deck. It’s placed to conveniently catch the drip irrigation overflow from the overhead hanging basket.
I felt like the north side fence plantings could use a little structure so opted for this tall skinny shrub to fill the gap between a slow growing beech and our coral bark maple. It’s pretty small so far and possibly more shaded than it would prefer (it’s a full sun plant in a part sun spot) so we’ll see how it goes!
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!