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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DescriptionFoliage so pretty it looks artificial! Jazz Hands Night Moves® Chinese fringe-flower features beautifully dappled variegation, but in spring you'll find its new growth is completely deep purple when they set a lovely background for party streamer-like white blooms. As the season progresses, leaves mature into variegation. This unusual shrub is semi-evergreen in warmer areas and with its moderate size can play many roles in the garden.DetailsBotanical name: Loropetalum chinense 'Suzuki' Jazz Hands Night Moves® Patent #: PP30,883 Common name: Chinese fringe-flower Zone: 7b - 9 Sun exposure: Sun to part sun Height x width: 2-4' x 2-4' Flower color: White Foliage color: Variegated purple Season of Interest: Spring Uses: Accent, background, border, container gardening, foundation, hedge, massing, ornamental How To GrowSoil: Fertile, well-draining acidic soil. Light: Sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day). Water: Average to moist, a 2-inch layer of mulch will help keep the soil moist and cool. Spacing: 4 - 5 feet apart Fertilizing: Apply acid loving evergreen fertilizer each spring. Winterizing: Planting in a protected area from harsh winter winds will help prevent winter damage. Maintenance & Pruning: Prune only in spring after flowering, and just to shape the plant or remove any dead growth. Blooms form on old wood, so pruning any other time of the year will remove buds.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.