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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DescriptionThe smokiest of the smokebushes, The Velvet Fog™ smokebush (Cotinus coggygria) makes a stunning specimen! This prolific bloomer gives you more of what you know and love about smokebushes, showy, gorgeous seedheads-loads of them. Before the smoke show starts, you'll see green flowers that signal the show soon to come. Handsome blue-green oval leaves provide a striking contrast to the pink smokey-plumes and look simply smashing as they take on vivid color in fall. Its dense habit is ideal for landscape and deer resistant too. If you're looking for a showy shrub, look no further; this popular flowering shrub is one that keeps on giving!DetailsBotanical name: Cotinus 'SMNCCPP3' Patent #: PP 32,352 Common name: Smokebush Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Height x width: 5-8' tall and wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Purple, deepening to near-black Season of Interest: Summer - fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Proven Winners, fall colors, deer resistant Uses: Specimen, landscaping, flower gardens, backdrop, hedge How To GrowSoil: Though it can tolerate some dryness once established, smokebush does best with moderate moisture. Flowers last longer with even moisture, too. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: Dry to average Space: 6-9' apart Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is needed. Winterizing: No special treatment is required. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. Maintenance: No special care is required. Trim as needed in early spring.
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It was very dry when it arrived and all the leaves fell off shortly after planting I tried to reach out by email but was rejected
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Arrived quickly. Nice healthy looking plant. Will order from again. A+++++
Can’t wait to see it grow
It is extremely small but healthy. Can’t wait to see it grow. Seems to settled in ok
J.O. (New York)
Hasn't grown any, but looks healthy so far. Only time will tell.
The pants are settling in nicely so far and are growing. Had comments from a neighbor. Shared your website and they ordered too.