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'Ann' magnolia (Magnolia x) puts on a stellar springtime display despite its smaller stature compared to other magnolias; it's perfect for smaller gardens. Pushing out a later springtime display, you'll get to enjoy this beauty without the worry of frost damage. Its stunning reddish-purple blooms put on quite the show in spring, as they cover this shrub (or small tree) in a cloud of lightly fragrant blossoms. The perfect springtime specimen, we can't wait for you to enjoy this dreamy magnolia in your landscape for years to come!DetailsBotanical name: Magnolia x 'Ann' Common name: Magnolia Zone: 4 – 9 Sun exposure: Sun, part sun Height x width: 10-15' x 10-12' Flower color: Reddish-purple, pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring Uses: Specimen, cut flowers, hedge How To GrowSoil: Adaptable to soil, prefers moist, well-drained soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Average water needs. Does not like standing water or wet roots. Shows some drought tolerance once established. Spacing: 10-12 ft. Fertilizing: Apply a standard, slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: In colder zones, wrapping your plant is recommended, especially for younger plants, to protect it from cold winds. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of your plant to insulate roots. Maintenance & pruning: No pruning is needed; if desired, pruning can be done mid to late summer or early fall.