I wanted 10gal but they are not available so I had to settle for some thick 7's. They are just as dense but lacking the height. Doesn't really matter in the back but the front stoop would look better if taller. Bit of a formal look going on. The Oakleaf's will double in size next year and everything should come in strong. Great soil + compost added. Really like to see how everything is in 3yrs, full but not overgrown......nice.