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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DescriptionLove a classic hedge, but lack the patience to plant one and watch it slowly fill out? Privet is your answer, and Golden Ticket® is just the ticket! Keeping all the goodness of traditional privet, the lovely scent and incredible growing speed, but dropping the invasive part. This adaptable, easy to grow shrub is non-invasive and will not spread into your yard or natural areas, so you can plant it without worry. Put its dense, chartreuse foliage to good use as a handsome wall around your yard or camouflage your air conditioner with style. It even has a place in cut flower gardens, since its bright, glossy foliage looks lovely as filler - there is no end to its usefulness!DetailsBotanical name:Ligustrum 'NCLX1' Patent #: USPP 27,301 Common name: Privet Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-6' x 4-6' Flower color: White Foliage color: Yellow Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, background, container gardening, foundation planting, hedge, ornamental, rock garden, cut flower garden How To GrowSoil: Grows in any well-drained soil; enjoys a slightly acidic pH (6.0 at the maximum). Light: Full sun (6+ hours sun)to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Average water needs; do not overwater Spacing: 4-6 feet Fertilizing: Not necessary, but if desired fertilize in early spring with an all-purpose garden fertilizer. Winterizing: No specific care needed. Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not required, but will tolerate light to heavy pruning after flowering in spring if shaping is desired.
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6 Fragrant Flowers for Spring
Lots of the most beloved fragrant plants bloom in spring and early summer; they’re the perfect way to welcome back the growing season and the return of spending time outdoors. We’re sharing some of our all-time favorite fragrant plants in spring here. Plant them and create your own fragrant memories this season!