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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DescriptionYou can count on Dandy Man® Pink Rhododendron to look good in your landscape year-round. This robust flowering shrub is hardy, disease-resistant, root rot resistant, and heat tolerant, making it virtually worry-free! Handsome evergreen foliage stays a lush green year-round. Bright pink flowers decorate the branches throughout spring. Try planting it as a specimen or flowering hedge for a spectacular year-round display.DetailsBotanical name:Rhododendron x 'PKT2011' Patent #: USPP 31,150 Common name: Rhododendron Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-8' x 4-8' Flower color: Red, pink, and white Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: Spring Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, evergreens Uses: Accent, background, border, container garden, cottage garden, foundation planting, hedge, massing, ornamental, woodland. How To GrowSoil: Fertile, well-drained acidic soil with a pH around 5.5 to 6.2. Light: Needs full to part sun. Water: Has average water needs. Spacing: 4 to 9 feet apart Fertilizing: An all-purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring. Check soil pH every few years to ensure that levels are correct for healthy growth, only then use soil acidifying products in your garden. Winterizing: Planting in a protected area from harsh winter winds will help prevent winter damage. An application of mulch will help retain moisture during winter. Maintenance & Pruning: Does not require pruning or deadheading. Prune only in spring after bloom, and just to shape plant or remove any dead growth.
I discovered this seedling in a group of sixty that I bought from Dr. John Thornton..it grows in extreme hot or cold weather. Use 50%pine bark, plant slightly above the ground and never let it dry out. Afternoon shade. Resistant to soil fungus. Use two 3cubic bags of pine bark, one for soil and the other for mulch. Add a bag each year to the mulch. Len Miller past President of the American Rhododendron Society.
The rhododendron had curled leaves and seemed dry upon arrival. I followed instructions immediately. All but one has proceeded to drop leaves and die.
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