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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DescriptionJuke Box® Pyracomeles is the ideal alternative to boxwood – especially in hot climates! This handsome evergreen naturally grows as a tidy mound of neat, glossy green leaves for that classic touch in your landscape. Grow as a low-maintenance no-prune shrub or, if you prefer, trim or shape for a more formal look. Count on Juke Box to elegantly accent your landscape in sun or part sun. It makes the perfect companion to any landscape style, any house color, or really any plants.
Never heard of pyracomeles? You're not alone! Pronounced pie-row-KOM-oh-lees, this relatively new hybrid species from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs came from a cross of pyracantha and a warm-climate native called osteomeles. The result is a thornless, disease-resistant, non-blooming, super easy-care, and durable evergreen. If you are concerned about growing boxwood due to disease or heat, or you're simply looking for something a little different for your landscape, cue up Juke Box® Pyracomeles!DetailsBotanical name:Pyracomeles 'NCXP1' Patent #: USPP 31,409 Common name: Pyracomeles Zone: 6b - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 1-3' tall x 1-3' wide Flower color: None Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, evergreen Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, hedge, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun). Will grow well in part sun situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Water: Average; May need supplemental water in winter if the weather is dry. Spacing: 2 feet Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or evergreen fertilizer in early spring. That's sufficient for the year in most locations. Winterizing: Like most broadleaf evergreens, it benefits from a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch all year and especially for winter. Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning is required, but can be shaped as needed. It does not flower, so there is no risk of removing blooms.