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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DescriptionGet the lilac that blooms more than once! Bloomerang® Dark Purple lilac (Syringa sp.) from Proven Winners blooms alongside other lilacs in mid-spring, then after a brief rest to create new growth, begins to bloom again in summer and continues through frost. In mild years, you just might have lilacs on Thanksgiving! Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac's blooms are a deeper color than the original Bloomerang Purple, especially when in bud. This is a small-leaved lilac that is much more disease resistant than other types, so it's a trouble-free way to enjoy the heavenly fragrance of lilacs. Another great lilac from the plant experts at Proven Winners.
Lilacs are far more cold tolerant than they are heat tolerant and actually require a period of cold temperatures in order to bloom well. They can easily be grown in containers or in the landscape, as long as they get plenty of sun and have well-drained soil.DetailsBotanical name:Syringa x 'SMSJBP7' Patent #: USPP 26,549 Common name: Lilac, Reblooming lilac Zone: 3 - 7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 4-6' Flower color: Dark purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best sellers Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light: Tolerates filtered sunlight but prefers full sun. Water: Average. It can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water or soggy soils. Spacing: 3 ft Fertilizing: Fertilize at planting time or in early spring once the ground is thawed and once more in late spring after it finishes its first bloom. Winterizing: Appreciates a winter mulch in the northern parts of its growing range. Bloomerang lilac needs a season of cold weather to bloom well; they thrive in climates as cold as USDA zone 3. Maintenance & Pruning: If you want to prune, do so immediately after its spring bloom. Never cut back in fall, winter, or early spring as doing so will remove spring flower buds.
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Top 10 Long-Blooming Shrubs
Do you dream of a flower-filled landscape or garden with never-ending beauty? We do, too: that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite long-blooming shrubs! Start your planting with these ten flowering shrubs that provide months instead of weeks of colorful blooms.
I ordered three to alternate with burning bushes that I also ordered to put in a newly landscaped area next to our pond. It is still new and plants are all under cages to keep them safe while they get established from deer and hail. everything is on drippers and mulched. This has always been a dead and dry area, but rototilled, added soil and landscape cloth and plants. It already "feels" so much better.
Sturdy,leafed out well plant,with lots of promise.
Small but growing fast! Will order again
Going strong after 2 months
I have not seen 1 leaf or limb die. I kept it in its original pot about a month and kept it outside. It got morning sun and afternoon shade. Just planted in ground 3 weeks ago and looking great and growing strong. Only about a foot tall but showing no signs of slowing down in Ohio.