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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DescriptionRikki Tikki® Rouge crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) from Proven Winners is just the plant for all-season beauty! Unlike other crapemyrtles, which are only grown for their flowers, this one was selected for its red-silver-dark green foliage as well, giving it a much longer season of interest than conventional varieties. Come summer, its neat branches are topped with clusters of cherry-red blooms that last for weeks; this flowering beauty just begs to be looked at! It's a cavalcade of color on a useful, semi-dwarf plant making it perfect for a variety of landscapes, big or small. Plus, with better cold tolerance than other crapemyrtles, even those in zone 6 can enjoy this vivid shrub.DetailsBotanical name:Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIMG' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Crapemyrtle, crape myrtle, crepe myrtle Zone: 6-10 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun). Height x width: 3-5' tall and wide Flower color: Red Foliage color: Green with red Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Hedge, edging, flower gardens, specimen, containers. How To GrowSoil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Can tolerate some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day). Water: Average. Space: Plant at least 4' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended, USDA zone 6. Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on new wood, so can be safely pruned in spring, though it is rarely necessary, thanks to its tidy, dwarf habit. Dead wood can be removed in spring, once new growth has begun to emerge and it's clear where any dieback may have occurred.
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They seem to slowly go down hill in its containers until the right time for me to plant them. Now I'm just hoping the both will make it been wanting to incorporate them in my yard for years!!!
Hello, we are sorry to hear that your crapemyrtle is not doing well. If you would like one our horticulture experts to take a look at what might be going on, send us an email with a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can provide any guidance. We do offer a 60-day warranty if your plants are dying. Happy Gardening!
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