This is a rescued tree. It was destined to be cut down because it was growing too big for the space. I dug out a 60" diameter root ball. We took down a fence and drug it 100 feet to my truck. I almost gave up on it. Thought it would die but here we (me and tree) are 3 years later. It looks spectacular! I used tree gator tube to keep the ground moist in the summer. These release about 20 gallons of water over 5 - 9 hours.