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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DescriptionInfinitini® Magenta crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) lights up the summer landscape with deep pink blooms. It’s hard to beat crapemyrtle for bright blooms, and plenty of them, and the Infinitini series from Proven Winners is excellent even in this category, thanks to its dwarf, shrubby habit. Enjoy its stunning blooms and a compact habit all season long with very little care! You don’t need pruning to maintain its compact, dense shape making it perfect for those looking for something low maintenance; just sit back and enjoy the show!
Infinitini crapemyrtles were developed in central Pennsylvania and have proven hardy even in USDA zone 6. They are some of the most cold-tolerant crapemyrtles to date! They may die back to the ground in colder areas, but they come roaring back from the roots and go on to bloom fabulously later in summer.DetailsBotanical name:Lagerstroemia indica 'G2X133143' Patent#: USPP 27,452 Common name: Crapemyrtle, Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle Zone: 6-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun). Height x width: 2-4' tall and wide Flower color: Bright pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Hedge, edging, flower gardens, specimen, containers. How To GrowSoil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Can tolerate some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day). Water: Average. Space: Plant at least 4' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended, USDA zone 6. Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on new wood, so can be safely pruned in spring, though it is rarely necessary, thanks to its tidy, dwarf habit. Dead wood can be removed in spring, once new growth has begun to emerge and it's clear where any dieback may have occurred.
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