I bought this tree from ebay in July 2012 for £10 and was planted in the ground:
It was let grow ever since, there it is as of March 2014:
So here is how high it reached, picture taken 18Oct2014 I was cutting the side shoots to encourage the leader to extend:
The next pics where taken on the 05Feb2015:
It thickened up by about an inch by the looks
Chop made 01Mar2015:
Will now wait and grow out some new lower sacrifice branches and a new leader.