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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DescriptionReady for a revolutionary weigela that boasts vibrant summer and fall foliage? Look no further than Midnight Sun™ weigela (Weigela florida), a new introduction from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Green foliage emerges in spring, and as it ages, it picks up warm orange and red hues. By late summer and early fall, it's set ablaze with color in the landscape. While it produces pink, pollinator-friendly flowers in late spring, it's the foliage that steals the show.
This shrub makes a big impact, but packs it into a small and tidy habit, only reaching 12-18 inches tall and wide. It's easy to grow, low maintenance, and deer resistant. Plant it in full sun for the best flowers and foliage color.DetailsBotanical name: Weigela florida 'Verweig9' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Weigela Zone: 4 – 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 1-1.5' tall and 1-1.5' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green, orange, red Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Late spring, early summer Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant, fall color, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, border, container How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Sun (6+ hours direct sunlight a day) Water: Average Space: 1.5 - 2' Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases the likelihood of winter damage to any new growth the plant puts on as a result. Winterizing: A good 2-3″ layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Weigela bloom on old wood, so they should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least five years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep producing vigorous young growth.
Note: Weigelas are one of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, so don’t panic if you aren’t seeing signs of life, even if everything else in your yard has started to grow.
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