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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The specimen was very small. I'd rather pay a little more and get a larger plant. I can't tell yet whether this plant will thrive. It's only 5 1/2 inches wide after having it about a month.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. As noted on our website, we ship all of our plants as young plants with well established root systems. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care, you will see growth in time. Happy Gardening!
What I received were plugs in quart pots. They were tiny and the outer soil completely broke apart when taking them out of the pot. Then they were delayed in shipping and sat in delivery trucks for three days. One is barely hanging on to life, the other two are dead.
Hi Brian, we're sorry to hear about your birch plants! Our customer service team would be happy to help out! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Gardening!
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