Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionTall, upright juniper makes a good deer resistant hedge for sun
Handsome deep green foliage
Selected for its heavy set of berries which turn a nice blue color in summer
Needs no pruning to maintain a dense, pyramidal shapeDetailsBotanical name:Juniperus chinensis 'RIKAG' Patent: PP 31,994 Common name: Juniper Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 10-18' tall x 7-10' wide Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Features: Heat tolerant, evergreens, dry soils, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, Perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates drought once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: Low to average. Space: min. 8' apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter. Maintenance: No pruning is required. Branches can be snipped for indoor decorations if desired.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.