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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DescriptionBaby Kim® lilac (Syringa x) is spring in a pint-sized package! If you've fallen in love with Miss Kim® lilac but just didn't have space for it, now you do. Baby Kim® is the improved, dwarf version that packs a punch. Its dark purple blooms have the same incredible fragrance and look beautiful in cut flower arrangements. Rebloom is even possible with a small trim after the first flush.
You will love how it performs in the landscape - with its disease and deer resistance, it remains looking fresh all year long. No need to worry about pruning; this variety has a naturally tidy habit. Try planting it near paths or walkways to enjoy the fragrance as you pass by!DetailsBotanical name:Syringa x 'SMNSDTP' Patent: USPP 32,969 Common name: Lilac Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' tall and wide Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Space savers, rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Specimen, mixed borders, landscaping, cut flower garden, pollinator garden, walkways How To GrowSoil: Performs best in well-draining neutral to alkaline soils. Light: Full sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Prefers average moisture, but too much water may result in root rot, and too little water during bloom time can shorten the flowering period. Space: 3 feet apart Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or all-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring and, if desired, again after the first round of bloom has finished. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance: Blooms on both old and new wood, so it should only be pruned after their spring bloom. A light trim will neaten the appearance and encourage new growth.