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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DescriptionSuper durable native shrub with effortless good looks, Kodiak® Black diervilla (Diervilla rivularis) is the perfect addition to low-maintenance landscapes. Foliage emerges a rich dark purple-black in spring, lasting until fall when it takes on vivid red tones. This diervilla boasts yellow flowers in summer, attracting pollinators. Naturally growing with a nice rounded shape, it's ideal for low maintenance hedges, landscaping, and native plant gardens.
While sometimes called bush honeysuckle, this diervilla is not invasive.DetailsBotanical name: Diervilla rivularis 'SMNDRSF' Patent #:USPP27550 Common name: Diervilla, bush honeysuckle Zone: 4 - 7 Sun exposure: Full sun - part sun Height x width: 3-4' tall x wide Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Red to green Bloom time: Summer Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, native, drought tolerant Uses: Accent, background, container gardening, foundation planting, hedge plant, ornamental, rock garden, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soil types as long as it drains well, as it will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle salt from roads or sea spray. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution. Light: Sun to partial shade Water: Average water needs. Water regularly; do not over water. Spacing: 4-5' Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you wish, apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No specific care needed. Maintenance & pruning: Requires no regular pruning, but may be pruned in early spring to promote dense, new growth.
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Plants seem to have acclimated well and are growing quite well at this point. We have yet to see how they survive a Michigan winter. I was skeptical about mail order plants, but these arrived in excellent condition using well thought out packaging.