We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You see hundreds of these mini-trees in pots during Christmas season. I don't mind them in pots and planters, but as landscape plants (which is where they often end up), I feel they rarely fit in and have a tacky, artificial, gas-station appearance. I have two of them next to my vegetable garden, thrown into the ground many years ago for the heck of it after outdoor Christmas use in outdoor pots. They are about 7' tall now. I hate to cut them down, but I don't like them. They are happy misfits.
Don't know the size of your place - but seven feet is hardly short for a foundation planting of shrubs near a house. Many of the named varieties of evergreen shrubs used by landscapers have been bred/selected to top out about that height, or even shorter: one sign of DIY landscaping is overgrown specimens planted impatiently that crowd- and sometimes undermining - the house when mature.
This is also a height that harmonizes with lilac, goldenrod, pyracantha, the taller azalias/rhodos, and many other flowering shrubs.
In fact, as house lots get smaller, one technique is to train lanky flowering shrubs to a single trunk, simulating trees at a more manageable scale.
I think they're pretty. 25 years ago I planted two in my backyard. They were about a foot tall back then and right now they're about four feet tall. Mine get a lot of shade by design as they're prone to burning in bright Colorado sun. Evergreens besides Colorado Blue Spruce don't do well in here so I'll take what I can get.