So I had to fish out some pictures from last year to show it in all of its glory between mid July and mid August.
This being mid July point ...
Too bright back lighting on a gray day doesn't do it justice ... but you can see that it does sprout out in what I call wrong places so I have to keep an eye on it to keep it in uniform style.
The "fruit" cones always crack me up a little .. I won't say why here .. I can leave it to your own imagination .. but giving me the finger while I took its picture might be your first clue ?
Aside from the silliness .. this some what under valued tree that is most times "shrub" like .. is a beautiful asset to my unique garden.
These pictures are now mid August ...
The fruit cones really took off early that year .. they were beautiful then and there are still some left for feeding the birds even now .. so wild life benefits from this amazing "tree" for a very long time.