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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DescriptionInvincibelle Limetta® Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) will give your garden a fresh new look! Light-catching blooms are held on sturdy stems (no flopping!), blooming for 12+ weeks, offering bold contrast to lush green foliage. Hydrangea flowers change colors from a soft white to a refreshing light green as the season progresses. They're a perfect addition to elegant floral arrangements!
This type of hydrangea may be small, but it packs a punch with abundant blooms. Growing only 3-4' high and wide, Limetta fits perfectly in almost any garden. Try planting in a large container to enjoy on your deck or patio!DetailsBotanical name:Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA8' Patent #: USPP 30,431 Common name: Smooth hydrangea, native hydrangea, hardy hydrangea Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) to sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' x 3-4' Flower color: White, light green Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer through fall Features: Proven winners, native, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Background, container planting, foundation planting, low hedge, massing, ornamental, specimen How To GrowSoil: Average, moist, well-draining soils. Light: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun). It especially enjoys morning sun and afternoon shade. Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet. Intolerant of drought, so don't allow the soil to dry out. Spacing: 3 feet Fertilizing: It is generally unnecessary, but you can fertilize once in spring if soils are deficient or growth is slow. Winterizing: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew. Spread a layer of mulch around the plant for added protection. Maintenance & pruning: This variety blooms on new wood. In late winter or early spring, cut stems back by about one-third their total height, which builds a strong woody base wh