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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DescriptionBring year-round color and texture to your landscape with Berry Box pyracomeles! This delightful evergreen graces spring with thousands of tiny white flowers that develop into vivaciously vivid orange-red berries by mid-summer. Those persist through fall and winter for outstanding color, and even once the birds eat them, the evergreen foliage anchors the plant through even the gloomiest times of year.
Pyracomeles is a hybrid between Osteomeles, a seldom-grown warm climate evergreen, and Pyracantha, also known as firethorn. Berry Box pyracomeles combines the best of both of these, but thanks to its Osteomeles parentage, has no thorns and amazing heat tolerance. We love this plant as an edging along a sidewalk or in front of a landscape bed, intermixed with flowers in a perennial garden, or in containers. It is self-fruitful, so you only need a single plant to enjoy that amazing berry display – but as with so many things in gardening, the more, the merrier!
DetailsBotanical name: ×Pyracomeles × ‘NCXP2' Patent #: PPAF Common name: pyracomeles Zone: 7-10; Hardy to USDA zone 6b with protection. Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), part sun (4-6 hrs sun) Height x width: 2-3.5’ x 2-3' Flower color: White with tinges of pink Foliage color: Deep green, evergreen Bloom season: Spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Proven Winners, heat tolerant, winter interest, new Uses: Edging, ornamental, flower gardens, specimen, containers How To GrowSoil: Any average, well-drained soil will do. Light: Full to part sun Water: Average water needs. Space: Min. 3’ Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer, in early spring, if desired. Winterizing: No special treatment is required in warmer areas; 2-3" of mulch is recommended in cooler climates. If growing in USDA zone 6b, plant in protected areas, where it will be sheltered from the harshest blasts of cold, or protect with wood frames, burlap, etc.. Maintenance & Pruning: Little to no pruning required or recommended. Blooms on old wood, but if pruned, berries will not develop. You may selectively remove branches to attain the desired shape, but avoid trimming or cutting back.