Even though this sun lover is sited on the north side of our house, it sits about 10 feet out from the wall and so gets a good amount of direct sun as it tracks across the sky in summer. I normally would have gone for at least a part-sun tree, but when I saw the spectacular leaf coloring I had to have it. Normally a slow grower anyway, it’s grown approximately 0 inches in one year, so we’ll see if it actually puts on height in the next few years.
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!