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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DescriptionFine Wine weigela is big enough to make a statement, but not too big you’ll get antsy waiting for it to reach its full size. Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs put it like this, “Like a fine wine, this weigela has good body!” Its habit is nicely upright and won’t flop or split - so you won’t have to fret about maintenance while you enjoy its dark burgundy and green foliage, accompanied by rosy pink tubular flowers.DetailsBotanical name:Weigela florida 'Bramwell' Patent #: USPP 18,513 Common name: Reblooming weigela Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' x 2-3' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Burgundy Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time:Spring Features:Space savers, rabbit resistant, proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Small spaces How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: Average Space: Min. 2′ apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases likelihood of winter damage to any new growth the plant puts on as a result. Winterizing: A good 2-3″ layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Weigela bloom on old wood so should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least 5 years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep it producing vigorous young growth. Note: weigela are one of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, so don’t panic if you aren’t seeing signs of life even if everything else in your yard has started to grow.