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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DescriptionWho knew a dogwood could add such insane character and architectural interest to the shade garden? Walt Stackman, the discoverer of Golden Shadows® Pagoda Dogwood, that's who! With bright yellow and green variegated, heart-shaped leaves and a stately horizontal habit, it's sure to draw attention. This is especially so in spring when new growth flushes out reddish-orange, and flat lacy flowers elevate its look. This small tree is a fun native option for bringing interest into woodland gardens or bland shady spots.DetailsBotanical name:Cornus alternifolia 'Wstackman' Patent #: USPP 11,287 Common name: Dogwood Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10-12' x 10-12' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Winer interest, wet soils, suitable for slopes, space savers, rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, background, border, erosion control, foundation, naturalizing, rain garden, specimen, waterside, woodland How To GrowSoil: Grows best in well-draining, acidic soil and can adapt to clay soil. Light: Prefers placement in part sun, but can be grown in full shade. Its best leaf color is produced with a bit more sun, but full sun is best avoided. Water: Needs moist soil, but does not enjoy overwatering. Spacing: 10-12 feet apart Fertilizing: Does not require feeding or fertilizer. If action is desired, a bit of mulch or compost spread over the soil in spring could be helpful. Winterizing: No special care is needed to prepare for winter. Maintenance & pruning: It maintains a strong horizontal shape without help, so pruning is unnecessary. But if required, prune after flowering as blooms are produced on old wood.
I just planted two, but I'm optimistic that they'll flourish. I have multiple Pagoda Dogwoods around. The birds love the seeds and nearly always beat me to collecting for planting.
DOA Dead on Arrival.
Arrived in PATHETIC shape. Not healthy, very small, overly packaged, impossible to get plastic off of it. I Coddled it along for 2 mos to no avail as of yet. We'll see. It will probably survive, but doubt it will thrive and grow, off to such a bad start.
Mo K. (Washington)
Arrived as a stubby twig which died
I have ordered several plants online and this was by far, the worst. It came with no leaves and just a 4” tall stem.
It died within days
Plant died within days, and I'm a pretty experienced gardener.
Hello Lisa! I'm sorry to hear your new plant didn't survive. We offer a 30 day guarantee and are happy to replace or refund all plants that don't survive their first 30 days in your garden. You can start a claim by contacting us at email@example.com.