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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DescriptionLittle Lime Punch® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) has everything you love about Little Lime® but with an extra "punch" of color. The blooms emerge the same creamy green that's made Little Lime® and Limelight garden favorites but add the most spectacular color progression! Displaying an array of green and white and then adding pops of pink and Hawaiian Punch red, this panicle hydrangea's blooms get better as they age. Strong stems hold up these colorful blooms, so there is no need to worry about them letting you down in the landscape. This small but mighty shrub is one strong performer! Enjoy the dreamiest color mixture, all in one bloom and stunning fall color, all packed in a compact habit; this beauty will fit just about anywhere.DetailsBotanical name: Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPH' Patent #: USPP 33,207 Common name: Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea, Hardy hydrangea Zone: 3 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) in cool areas; part-sun (4-6 hours sun) in warm climates. Height x width: 3-5′ tall and wide Flower color: Green, turning to white and pink-red Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, proven winners, fall color, dry soils, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Panicle hydrangeas require well-drained soil. Though they are the most sun and drought tolerant of all hydrangeas, for best performance, don’t let them dry out excessively. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture. Light: plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, or your flowers turn brown quickly, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it. Water: Average. Panicle hydrangeas do not tolerate overwatering or poor drainage. Space: 3 - 5' Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: Panicle hydrangeas are very hardy and easily withstand harsh winters, so need no special care. A good 2-3″ layer of mulch helps protect the shallow roots. We recommend pruning in late winter/early spring (see below for more info) but plants can be pruned in late autumn, after they’ve gone completely dormant, if desired. Maintenance: Panicle hydrangeas bloom on new wood; that means they create their flower buds after leafing out in spring, so they can be pruned and will still bloom that season. While pruning is not strictly necessary, it does neaten the plant’s appearance and can help develop strongest stems. Simply cut the main stems of the plant back by about one-third its total height in late winter or early spring, removing any thin or spindly or wayward branches as necessary.
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They arrived right on time and beautifully! They are small but I got them in the ground a month ago so they have had time to get rooted before going dormant. Lots of rain so they will be happy in spring.
D.S. (North Dakota)
Looks great. Just hope it makes it through a NDak winter. I mulched it. Covered it with leaves
They looked healthy when they arrived and now we will see
The Little Lime Punch Panicle Hydrangea arrived in excellent condition. The plant looks so healthy! I planted it a couple of weeks ago and it is still doing very well. Since it is almost mid-October I am sure we will have a freeze any night now here in Colorado, so I will keep my fingers crossed that it survives the winter and is able to grow in the spring. I am excited to watch it grow.
I ordered several different plants all but 2 are doing well. Sent pics of the dead ones and was sent substitutes no problem. Well packaged and protected for shipping - nice getting growing plants and not just roots. Thank you.