Growth Rate of Native shrubs and trees
We live in Montana and just bought our first house. It's a clean slate for landscaping (currently it's a dirt lot, heh) and we're looking into doing a native landscape.
I am wondering how fast (in general) will shrubs and trees native to the Rocky Mountain region grow each year? I suppose it would depend on how big they are going to be at maturity...
I'm asking because we would like to save money by buying some of the smaller sizes of shrubs, but we may be moving in 3-4 and selling the house, so I want to make sure they will have "filled out" by then.
We haven't completely decided yet, but some of the species we were looking into are:
Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany
Thanks for the help!