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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DescriptionWith its super colorful, extra-large flowers and handsome disease-resistant foliage, La Vida Grande™ Indian hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) will help you live large in the garden. In spring, the lush, deep-green, evergreen foliage is covered with clusters of deep pink flowers. Soon, peach-colored new growth begins to appear for a fun and colorful display. La Vida Grande Indian hawthorn was selected by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs for its excellent disease resistant foliage. No worries about ugly leaf spots! Plant La Vida Grande Indian Hawthorn as an eye-catching specimen, a medium-sized hedge, a backdrop for a flower garden, or anywhere you need year-round coverage and beauty.
DetailsBotanical name:Rhaphiolepisindica'SMNRI20F' Patent #: PP #34,145 Common name: Indian hawthorn Zone: 8-10 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 4-6' tall x 4-6' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Spring Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, evergreen, drought tolerant Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, low hedge. How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil .Tolerates some drought once established. Light: Full to part sun Water: Evenly moist, average. Do not overwater. Spacing: 4-6′ Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize monthly from early spring through late-July with a rose fertilizer. Winterizing: A 2-3” layer of shredded bark mulch is a good idea. Maintenance & Pruning: Little needed, but may be pruned to shape if desired. Blooms on old wood, so prune after bloom. Though this particular variety resists leaf spot diseases, it’s best to avoid frequently wetting the foliage, as well as to provide good air circulation so foliage dries off quickly..