June 2002.. Gregory is
18 months old.
April 2005.. Gregory is
4 years old.
This tree is usually referred to as having a "medium" growth rate, but in my yard, I'd say this is a fast
growing tree. I have never fertilized, other than whatever we put on the lawn. In the height of this tree's first three summers,
I often gave it a slow soak with the water hose, though I often regretted this as it would usually result in so much tender
new growth at the branch ends that the tree would begin to droop from the weight when it rained. I would then have to go out
and prune off the heaviest branches to get the tree to stand back up again. See the journal page for pictures.
June 2003.. Gregory is
April 2006.. Gregory is
5 years old.
Aug. 3, 2005 Still growing.