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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DescriptionMucho Gusto™ Abelia is a mucho gusto addition to any landscaping project! This shrub features soft, pointed, silvery green leaves with creamy white margins and tubular white flowers. Low maintenance, adaptability to soil types, and ability to handle periods of drought makes this Abelia perfect for gardeners looking for a low-growing hedge, though it can be planted alone as well.
Abelias generally are disease-free and are deer and rabbit resistant. Abelia is also considered a semi-evergreen, often keeping their leaves through the winter in milder regions. This shrub’s drought tolerance and ease of care make it a popular choice among landscapers and plant enthusiasts alike.DetailsBotanical name:Abelia × grandiflora 'Muabd' Common name: Abelia Zone: 6 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' x 2-3' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green, variegated Season of interest: Spring through Fall Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Proven winners, low flammability, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant. deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting
How To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions. Though it can tolerate some drought, performance is best with regular water Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hours/day) and shade (<4 hours direct sun/day). Water: Moderate moisture; tolerates dry conditions once established, but flowering is best when not stressed Spacing: 4’ apart Fertilizing: Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired Winterizing: A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. In colder areas, site away from strong winds. Maintenance & pruning: Blooms on new wood, so can be pruned in spring if desired. However, it naturally takes on a graceful, fountain-like habit that does not require regular pruning. Any errant growth can be removed as needed.
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.