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 the ruffled summer blooms and pure, bright color of Cityline® Venice bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). This Proven Winners hydrangea has huge mophead flowers for the plant's size, and they take on a ruffled appearance that gives this plant great beauty and texture in the landscape. Flowers are pink or lavender-purple with an ivory-green eye, and the blooms age to an appealing jade green through the season.
Like the other beautiful hydrangeas in the Cityline series, Cityline Venice is beautiful planted on its own or in multiples for a stunning flowering shrub display. This hydrangea is small in size, making it easy to tuck into a variety of landscapes! It still makes a bold statement despite its small size. Resistant to mildew and no pruning required, this easy-care hydrangea is perfect for gardeners of any skill level.DetailsBotanical Name:Hydrangea macrophylla 'Venice Raven' Patent #: USPP 10,928 Common name: Bigleaf hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Florist's hydrangea, Hortensia Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) in cool areas; part-sun (4-6 hours sun) in warm climates. Height x width: 1-3' tall and wide Flower color: Pink to lavender, depending on conditions (see below for more info) Foliage color: Glossy deep green Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge. 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. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions. Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a granular rose fertilizer. Make a second application in early summer if desired. Winterizing: Do not prune. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is sufficient winter protection. Maintenance & Pruning: Avoid pruning except to remove any obviously dead wood in spring, when the new growth has emerged. Though this type of hydrangea blooms on old and new wood, it's best to avoid pruning it for the most flowers and best performance. Mature plants may be selectively thinned, removing one-third of the oldest branches each late winter.
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