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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DescriptionThe ethereal white flowers on Double Take Eternal White™ flowering quince (Chaenomeles) will turn heads in the landscape. Double white flowers start blooming before leaves emerge, but even in full leaf, the flowers are hard to miss. The flowers start lime green and transition to a soft white as they mature. Thankfully - you'll have plenty of time to enjoy its flowers, as it's one of the longest-blooming quinces on the market. It starts its show in early spring and continues to bloom freely until early fall. Enjoy its floriferous display as a hedge, specimen, or mixed border.
The Double Take™ series of flowering quince comprises non-fruiting deciduous shrubs that bloom before their leaves unfold. You'll love that there are no thorny branches to deal with. Old fashion quince shrubs produced small sharp thorns, often growing a towering 10-12 feet tall. Double Take White™ is pleasantly compact at only 4-5 feet, making it ideal for small gardens. Its dark glossy green leaves stay attractive all season long. You'll do a double-take when this beauty is in flower.DetailsBotanical name:Chaenomeles speciosa 'SMNCSDW' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Flowering quince Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 4-5' tall & wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring to fall Bloom time: Spring, continuing into summer and fall. Features: Wet soils, proven winners, privacy & screening, low flammability, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, background, container gardening, erosion control or embankment, foundation planting, hedge, massing, naturalize, ornamental, screen, waterside How To GrowSoil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay. Established plants easily withstand dry conditions. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average water needs. Spacing: 4 - 6 feet. Fertilizing: Little needed. If you want plants to grow more quickly, apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No specific care needed. Branches may be clipped and brought indoor for winter blooms. Maintenance & pruning: Regular pruning is not required. However, if you wish to prune, do so immediately after flowering in spring. Note that quince flower mostly on two-year-old wood, so allow growth to develop for best bloom. Some rebloom in late summer/fall is common - consider it a bonus!