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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DescriptionEnjoy colorful orange blooms all summer long when you add Chicklet™Orange trumpet bush (Tecomafulva) to your garden. Perfect for those who love trumpet vine but are looking for something more compact and easy to manage, Chicklet™ Orange has everything you love about trumpet vine in a dwarf shrub habit. This long-blooming shrub boasts bright orange fragrant blooms that attract butterflies. Perfect for planting in both your garden or in containers, this heat and drought-tolerant shrub are as versatile as it is durable. Those in colder climates can enjoy Chicklet™ Orange as a patio plant throughout summer.DetailsBotanical name:Tecomafulva 'TEC14004' Patent #: PP #33,456 Common name: Trumpet bush, esperanza Zone: 8-11 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3-6' x 2-4' Flower color: Orange Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, small spaces, pollinator gardens. How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil .Tolerates some drought once established. Light: Full sun. Water: Evenly moist, average Spacing: 2-4′ Fertilizing: Apply as desired. Winterizing: No special care needed. Maintenance & Pruning: No deadheading is required for continuous blooms. Blooms on new wood, best pruned once leafed out in early spring, if desired. This dwarf variety requires less pruning than typical tecoma.