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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DescriptionBrilliant yellow new growth makes Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) shine in the landscape. Everything about this flowering shrub is tiny, from a dwarf, landscape-friendly habit to small golden leaves and little flowers. In the spring, clusters of pink flower buds open to white flowers that attract pollinators.
It doesn't take much work to keep this ninebark looking cheery! It's easy to grow in any soil and drought tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for beginners. Plus, it's a Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrub, so you know it won't disappoint!DetailsBotanical name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOTWG' Patent #: USPP 28,857 Common name: Ninebark Zone: 3 - 7 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-5' x 3-5' Flower color: White Foliage color: Yellow Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Late spring Features: Suitable for slopes, rain gardens, proven winners, privacy & screening, native, drought tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, background, erosion control or embankment, foundation planting, hedge, massing, naturalizing, ornamental, screen How To GrowSoil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay and alkaline soils. Light: Performs best in full sun. Water: Has average water needs. Will not tolerate overwatering, but established plants will tolerate dry conditions. Spacing: 6 feet apart Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you have poor soil, feed in early spring with an all-purpose garden fertilizer. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Maintenance & pruning: No pruning is strictly necessary, but the oldest stems can be pruned out in late winter or early spring to rejuvenate. Too much pruning could result in an odd habit.