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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DescriptionWhether you are looking to plant a stunning evergreen specimen or a lush privacy hedge, Cedar Rapids false cypress offers you a long-awaited new option. Known botanically as Chamaecyparis pisifera, Cedar Rapids offers a similar growth rate to the always popular arborvitae when it comes to evergreen privacy, but also offers good deer resistance. Its foliage has an appealing feathery, fern-like texture.DetailsBotanical name:Chamaecyparis pisifera × ‘RutCham1' Patent #: PPAF, CBRAF Common name: False cypress Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), part sun (4-6 hrs sun) Height x width: 30’ x 12-15' Flower color: Non-blooming Foliage color: Deep green, evergreen Bloom season: n/a Bloom time: n/a Features: Proven Winners, winter interest, new Uses: Specimen, hedge, screening, privacy How To GrowSoil: Any average, well-drained soil will do. Light: Full to part sun Water: Average water needs. Space: Min. 12’ Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer, in early spring, if desired. Winterizing: 2-3” of shredded bark mulch is recommended to protect the shallow, fibrous roots through the winter’s cold as well as summer’s heat. Maintenance & Pruning: Pruning is not required to maintain its tidy pyramidal shape.
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.