Does this plant do well in partial shade with alkaline soil? Any diseases or tendency not to thrive? Does it have a main stem and branches coming out sideways or is it more like bamboo with multiple stems?
I want to plant one near the house to shield us from the neighbours bay window (we are in a semi) and driveway. I need an upright plant that is evergreen and can be pruned if it grows too close to the house.
Thanks for your advice.
I've been caught out with other plants (photinia getting leaf spot and fatsia japonica not looking good) and want a plant that performs well given the location.