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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DescriptionRed Rover® is a gorgeous native silky dogwood that will fit in your garden! It's more compact than other varieties and has the same exceptional appeal. Its foliage is clean and bright green in spring, making a great backdrop for its bunches of fluffy, white spring flowers. In fall, this dogwood absolutely ignites with color! Blue fall fruit forms and adds to the beauty of rich red and burgundy foliage. Not only is Red Rover® Silky Dogwood a beautiful addition to any garden, but it is also a fantastic resource for wildlife and pollinators.DetailsBotanical name: Cornus obliqua 'Powell Gardens' Patent #: USPP 27,873 Common name: silky dogwood Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun), shade (<4 hours sun) Height x width: 4-5' x 4-5' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring through fall Uses: Accent, Background, Border, Erosion control or Embankment, Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland How To GrowSoil: Highly adaptable to a wide range of soils. Adaptable to acidic soil, clay soil, and some standing water. Light: Full sun to part shade. Best stem color is produced in more sun Water: Will do fine if the soil is occasionally wet. Do not over water, just try to maintain a regular water schedule by supplementing rainfall. Spacing: 5-6' apart Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced general, or slow-release fertilizer very early in spring before any growth begins. Somewhat heavy fertilization will help maintain foliage color, but don't overdo it. Just be sure to fertilize each and every spring, being somewhat more generous than you would for other low maintenance shrubs. Winterizing: No special care going into winter. Maintenance & pruning: Flowers are produced on old wood, hence any pruning needs to be done immediately after flowering since it sets flower buds in the summer for next year's bloom.