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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DescriptionBright green, yellow, and cream leaves set this spirea apart from its non-variegated counterparts. Double Play® Painted Lady® spirea (Spiraea japonica) looks downright breathtaking even when it's not covered in a sea of dark pink blooms. Very low maintenance, this spirea is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and grows well in sun to part sun, making it perfect for gardeners looking to make an impact in their landscape without much effort.DetailsBotanical name: Spiraea japonica 'Minspi' Common name: Spirea Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' tall and wide Flower color: Hot pink
Foliage color: Yellow and green variegated
Season of Interest: Spring-early summer Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial 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.
The plants arrived in Great condition and are growing very rapidly. I have purchased from Great Garden Plants several times now and each time I find the quality of their product and shipping methods to be excellent and definitely would recommend them to other gardeners. Keep up the great work.
Thanks for your feedback, Kurt. We're so happy to hear that your plants arrived safely. We're grateful to have customers like you! Let us know if you ever have any questions, we're here to help. Happy gardening!
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