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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DescriptionCreate a deer-resistant evergreen hedge or unique accent in your landscape with Fine Line® Rhamnus! Narrow green leaves create an interesting textural element that almost appears tropical, though it's hardy down to zone 2. Plus, it's durable, easy to grow, and low maintenance - even in patio containers. Add it to your entryway in a container for a sophisticated display!DetailsBotanical name:Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' Patent #: USPP 14,791 Common name: Fern leaf buckthorn Zone: 2 - 7 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 5-7' x 2' Flower color: Green Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Uses: Accent, Background, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge, Ornamental, Privacy, Small spaces, Specimen How To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Adapts to a variety of soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Medium - Prefers consistent moisture. Spacing: min. 2 ft Fertilizing: Nothing special needed. Apply a general-purpose granular fertilizer in spring if desired. Winterizing: No special care is needed. If pruning is needed, do so in late winter when winter extremes are over. Maintenance & pruning: Little pruning should be needed other than removal of damaged and dead branches.