This upright evergreen takes on the shape of a white oak whiskey barrel in youth and matures into an excellent screening or hedge plant. Reddish new growth matures to lustrous dark green. Foliage does not thin out in the center of the plant. With no pests or diseases to trouble it, Linebacker™ is becoming a popular replacement for cherrylaurel for screening and hedges. Impressive in #7 and larger containers.