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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DescriptionThe Bubbly Wine™ Weigela or Weigela florida is a compact, mounded shrub, and while this perennial is small in size, it delivers an explosion of color and texture. Variegated foliage of chartreuse and dark green surround pink bell-shaped flowers during spring! Plant this deciduous bush in beds or borders, or create a colorful mass planting. Use it to form a lovely hedge along a foundation wall or patio. Pollinators will visit the springtime flowers, but deer usually leave Weigela alone.
You're not the only one that will admire weigelas in your landscape. Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the flowers. Weigelas are undemanding deciduous shrubs that are easy to grow and deer resistant, making them an easy choice for your garden. Simply plant them in a sunny spot and enjoy!DetailsBotanical name: Weigela florida 'FLORACLAR' Common name: Weigela Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Full sun, Part sun Height x width: 1.5 - 3' x 2 - 3' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green, Chartreuse Season of interest: Spring -fall Bloom time: Late spring Features: Attracts pollinators, alkaline soil, clay soil, deer resistant, proven winners, foliage interest Uses: Shrub borders, mixed borders, hedges, specimen, foundation plantings.How To GrowSoil: Adapts to any well-drained site. Light: Partial sun to full Sun, at least 5hHours of direct sunlight. Water: Average Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet Fertilizing: Feed Weigela using a slow-release fertilizer intended for trees and shrubs each spring. Winterizing: Benefits from a fresh layer of mulch or compost in order to boost nutrients, moisture, and protection from freezing temperatures. Maintenance & pruning: Late to leaf out in spring. May require a bit of pruning to clean up winter damage - wait until new growth appears to do so. Blooms on old wood - prune as needed after flowering. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.
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Top 10 Long-Blooming Shrubs
Do you dream of a flower-filled landscape or garden with never-ending beauty? We do, too: that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite long-blooming shrubs! Start your planting with these ten flowering shrubs that provide months instead of weeks of colorful blooms.