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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DescriptionColorful flowers and foliage make Double Play® Artisan® spirea (Spiraea sp.) a stunning specimen in the landscape. New foliage growth emerges red in spring and transitions to a luscious green that compliments the plant's bright fuchsia flowers. This versatile and easy-care plant is beloved by gardeners and pollinators alike! It's very convenient compact habit makes it perfect for a variety of landscapes and looks great all season long.DetailsBotanical name: Spiraea japonica 'Galen' Patent #: USPP 21,712 Common name: Spirea Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Full (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-2.5' tall and wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-early summer Uses: Specimen, hedge, mixed gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Tolerates dry conditions once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part-sun (4-6 hrs of sun/day). Water: Average. Space: 2-3' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; nothing else is needed. Maintenance & Pruning: Double Play spirea naturally grow with a neat, tidy habit and need little pruning. If desired, trim or prune after spring bloom; this will encourage a second flush of colorful new growth as well as remove the first round of spent flowers for a neater look.
I ordered 4 plants to be companions to my Pugster Blue butterfly bushes. They were small plants, but I could tell they were ready to grow and thrive. I planted them and they have doubled in size. It’s easy to tell when they grow because the new foliage is a lovely red shade. It deepens to a nice dark green. I can’t wait to see them bloom next year. I believe they will mature quickly.
Double play artisan spirea
I wanted smaller plants and they met my needs. Do not order during a heat wave. One did not survive the heat. No fault of the plants! It was replaced and they are thriving!