This was the epitome of a charlie brown tree that I purchased from Home Depot many years ago. Initially I planted it on the deck in a large container, which it quickly outgrew. Like many other plants that do the same, I decided to plop it in the landscape. With what I now know is keen foresight, I placed it in the half-effort fire pit that came with the house (basically a ring of bricks), thinking that would be an optimal spot for a tree if and when the easement trees are removed. It grew really well despite the full shade, and is now probably 18-20 feet tall. I expect it would have been taller with more sun, given the growth rate cited from various sources. Possibly my imagination, but I feel like it put on a lot more growth in the almost full sun it has received this year (2021). =
Hardiness Zones: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: Average
Excellent landscape plant that grows quickly, excellent as a screen. Good to hold banks, as a specimen, and in winter gardens. Good for woodland gardens, as screens and in shrub borders.
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!