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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DescriptionCenter Stage® Pink Crapemyrte (Lagerstroemia indica) is the total package with bold foliage, vibrant flowers, and easy care! This crapemyrtle blooms earlier than the rest, boasting hot pink flowers in early summer. The foliage commands almost as much attention as the flowers, adding near-black contrasting colors to the landscape. With colors like these, it's easy to see how the series earned the name Center Stage®.
Little to no maintenance is required to keep the colors coming all season long! The foliage is less prone to mildew, so the leaves stay looking fresh and clean. Its upright habit doesn't require pruning to stay tidy. Plus, it's deer resistant. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the colorful displayDetailsBotanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIG' Patent: PP #33,291 Common Name: Crapemyrtle, Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle Zone: 6b - 10 Sun Exposure: Sun (> 6 hrs/day). Height x Width: 6-12′ tall x 8′ wide Flower Color: Pink Foliage Color: Burgundy Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, low flammability, heat tolerant, fall color, deer resistant Uses: Hedge, edging, flower gardens, specimen, containers. How To GrowSoil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Can tolerate some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day). Water: Average. Spacing: Plant at least 8′ apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well. Winterizing: A good 2-3″ layer of mulch is recommended, USDA zone 6. Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on new wood, so can be safely pruned in spring. Dead wood can be removed in spring, once new growth has begun to emerge and it's clear where any dieback may have occurred.
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Finding the right plants for your garden is crucial to achieving the garden of your dreams, and when it comes to plants that love the full sun (6+ hours of sun/day), there’s a wide variety of options to choose from. Here, you’ll find our list of our favorite full-sun garden plants.