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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Well it's still alive but it's not growing has not made any progress it's still only about I don't know six or seven inches tall and that's it.
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!
Arrived quickly and in great shape!
Delivered very healthy and growing well, but slowly.
I expect it to take off this month of August.
Will pollinate my black lace elderberry.
My lemony lemon elderberry failed to flower so the laced up elderberry will serve.
I purchased 4 last summer, neglected them, and didn't get a chance to plant. I was sure I killed them over winter, but they are growing beautifully now. They doubled in size since spring began. I'm so happy.
I too question how this can be easy to grow. It wasn’t in good condition when it arrived and I was able to keep it barely alive for months, it finally died in the fall. I don’t lose many plants, probably because I plant them in the conditions called for in the description. Looking back I probably should have complained immediately or potted it over the summer.
Edited 4-18-22 It lives! But there were no wood at all so it is making it’s entrance in the form of leaves growing at ground level. I don’t don’t know what I will have when it is all said and done.
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