We have a couple of these – one planted early on in our homeownership behind the garage, another planted later in front of the garage. Though not more than 40 feet apart, the two trees are in vastly different environments. The tree in front of the garage gets far more sun, and as such is much more full and compact. The one behind the garage (recently moved to the backyard) is more open with longer branches. Both are beautiful, but the sun-drenched one looks more robust and attractive.
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!