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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Though I’m technically in zone 9a (not 8), I purchased three Wee White for my shady east-facing flower bed. They are thriving! I’ve read on gardening blogs that some hydrangeas can survive the southern heat and humidity if they’re planted in area that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Though it’s early days and the Texas heat hasn’t set in just yet, fingers crossed they survive the summer. They are currently covered in blooms. So happy with purchase! Picture upload isn’t working so I can’t add photo. But trust me, theses would be gorgeous in a shady spot in your garden.
One of the hydrangeas arrived dry and partially out of its pot. I’ve planted it and hoping it will begin to look better. It’s been over a week and so far it is looking pretty poorly.
This was my first order with Hydrangea, and was very pleased with both the product and their customer service. I purchased 8 plants and all arrived well packed, protected, and moist. Following my 2 days of acclimation, I planted them, hoping to have them take root well before the winter. The heat wave in late August/September was brutal, yet with a lot of TLC and protection 7 of the 8 survived, and the one that perished was readily replaced by the company, and has since been planted and doing well. They've even started to show small blooms. I'm very excited to see them take root and grow each and every day. I'm most confident in company and their products, and will certainly recommend them and purchase from them again.
p.s. Their website is easy to use and offers a great way make new selections and learn about these beautiful plantings.
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They are all doing great! I even have some that are going to flower 😀
Wonderful plant. They arrived in excellent condition. I know I can count on Great Garden Plants.
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