Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:32
lovely thing but 3 or 4 metres from the house is too close in my opinion. It is an aggressive/ vigorous tree and down here in Cornwall I have seen them pretty big but always in large gardens
how much further away from the house can you plant it?
Often projected maximum sizes of trees are underplayed......trees and shrubs rarely stop growing anyway
you can prune but it spoils the shape.
perhaps others have a different view