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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DescriptionTiny plant, big impact. Who knew something so small could pack such a punch? If you've ever said to yourself that you don't have room for a hydrangea, think again! This Hydrangea arborescens fits almost anywhere and looks stunning both in patio containers and in flower beds. It's the perfect solution for those small spaces.
Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea's small habit almost looks like a perfect bouquet of flowers growing within your landscape. Speaking of bouquets: this plant's cut flowers make elegant arrangements with their pure white, pearl-like blooms. Worry not about drooping blooms as Invincibelle Wee White has sturdy stems, keeping your flowers upright-even after big storms.DetailsBotanical name:Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA5' Patent #: USPP 30,296 Common name: Smooth Hydrangea Zone: 3-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours), Part Sun (4-6 Hours) Soil type: Normal Soil moisture: Average Height x width: 1-2.5' tall x wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Summer- fall Features: Space savers, proven winners, native, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Background, foundation planting, hedge, massing, ornamental, specimen. How To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the North, but benefit from afternoon shade and consistent moisture. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms, such as a rose fertilizer. Winterizing: Remove fallen foliage and add a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to conserve moisture and prevent cold damage to the roots. Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on new wood, which means that the plant creates its flower buds only once it has started leafing out in spring. This means it can be pruned in spring and still flower. We recommend cutting back by one-third its total length in early spring.
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