When I got it, the leader at the top was brown so I snipped it off. Using this point as the old 'top' I put the ruler on top of the cut leader, and see that this Emerald Green has put on about 7 inches of vertical growth this year.
|I put the ruler on top of the old leader that I cut off, and this shows I have about 7 inches of new stringy growth|
|The overall shape and color has filled out this summer, so I think it's finally rooted in and growing nicely.|
|September 21, 2014 (before) to September 6, 2015 (after)|
I'm still very pleased with the placement, when it's full grown it will just about fill this whole planter - and it's far enough away from the house that it shouldn't knock into the gutter on the roof.