The seedling is 3 years old and 12-16 inches tall.
Extremely hardy tree that can reach 50-60 feet at maturity with height increases of 13-24inches per year.
It requires full sun and does well in most soil types and pH ranges. It does have some drought tolerance and works well as a windbreak.
Birds and squirrels enjoy consuming the seeds, while the large evergreens provide shelter and nesting sites for owls.