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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DescriptionIf you’re looking for more color in your landscape or garden, plant Illuminati Sparks™ mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius). While it shares the same delightfully fragrant white flowers as other mock oranges, this one pairs those blooms with eye-popping yellow and green variegated foliage for a longer, more colorful display. This durable, deer resistant flowering shrub from Proven Winners ColorChoice is easy to grow and will make you smile every time you see it, whether you plant it as a hedge, in a garden, or incorporate it into your home landscaping.
DetailsBotanical name:Philadelphuscoronarius'SMNPVB' Patent #: PP 34,296 Common name: Mock orange Zone: 4-7 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 3-4' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green, yellow Season of Interest: Late spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, proven winners, low flammability, fragrant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, low hedge. How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil. Tolerates some drought once established. Light: Full to part sun. Can be grown in shade, but flowering will be severely limited with less than four hours of good light each day. Water: Average water needs; drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 3-4′ Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize monthly from early spring through late-July with a rose fertilizer. Winterizing: A 2-3” layer of shredded bark mulch is a good idea. Maintenance & Pruning: Illuminati Sparks mock orange blooms on old wood, so should only be pruned after blooming if needed. No other special care is required.