We planted 13 trees, each between 4 and 5 feet tall in May 2010. These beautiful trees are now between 17 and 19 feet tall and have proven to be hardy, fast growing and beautiful! Pruning/thinning branches causes spurts of upward growth. We live in South Central Washington, a semi-arid desert. These trees have been exposed to our harsh desert heat with triple digit temps for weeks at a time and have been coated with ice and snow during the winter but do not show the stress our Emerald Green Arborvitae do.
At time of planting we added peat moss to our sandy soil and give these trees plenty of water. We are rewarded with a beautiful, hardy, fast growing privacy screen!
I need to buy 6 more!