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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DescriptionPretty – very pretty – in pink! We fell in love with Pink Chiffon® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) the first time we saw it. And you really have to see it to appreciate the delicacy of its color, the amount of blooms, and its soft, elegant habit. Fully double, pure pink flowers show peeks of red at their centers. Blooms open fully for a lush, memorable display.
The Chiffon® series of rose of Sharon was introduced by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs and has garnered awards world-wide. Versatile and so beautiful in the landscape, it makes a special specimen, flowering hedge, or long-blooming companion to your flower garden.DetailsBotanical name:Hibiscus syriacus 'JWNWOOD4' Patent #: USPP 24,336 Common name: Rose of Sharon, Althea, Hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours/day) Height x width: 8-12' tall x 6-10' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, deer resistant, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best Water: Average Space: 6-10 feet apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired.
NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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