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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Description'Otto Luyken' English Laurel (Prunus 'Otto Luyken') is the dwarf variety of English laurel. It's a compact evergreen shrub that is the perfect solution for gardeners looking for hedge plants but doesn't want to sacrifice space. Much like other Prunus varieties, 'Otto Luyken' is exceptionally hardy, thrives in tough-to-grow soil sites, and can handle nearly anything thrown its way. High temperatures, blustering winds, and deer are no match for this shrub!
Fragrant white flower spikes emerge in the spring, become a buffet for pollinators, and feature small black ornamental fruit come fall. 'Otto Luyken' is a gorgeous shrub sure to delight various gardeners. DetailsBotanical name:Prunus 'Otto Luyken' Common name: Otto Luyken English Laurel Zone: 6-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (> 6 hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Height x width: 3’ tall x 6’ wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Dark green Bloom time: Spring Features: Privacy & screening, heat-tolerant, fragrant, evergreen Uses: Hedge, background, container gardening, foundation planting, ornamental, rock garden
How To GrowSoil: Grows well in most soils, including sandy, clay, and alkaline soils. Light: Full sun (> 6 hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Water weekly/deeply until established. In warmer climates, check soil and water as soon as it’s dry.
Spacing: 3-5ft apart. Fertilizing: Apply a light, well-balanced fertilizer in the spring.
Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears.
Maintenance & pruning: Benefits from some pruning in early spring. Shape and prune after flowering.