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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DescriptionDare to be different - plant Laced Up elderberry (Sambucus nigra). This selection from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs is unlike anything you've seen before: it naturally grows as a narrow column of finely dissected purple foliage. That columnar habit makes it a real space-saver in the landscape, and it takes up only a few square feet of ground space yet packs in tons of beauty and interest. In early summer, pink flower clusters top the branches. This is definitely a plant that will make passers-by ask, "what is that?!"
If you want berries to form on this elderberry, you need to plant a different variety to pollinate it - you can choose from Black Lace, Black Beauty, and Instant Karma. Plant them anywhere within 50' of another, though closer is preferable to ensure best pollination. Both plants will get berries.
*Berries should only be used for ornamental purposes, not to be ingested.DetailsBotanical name:Sambucus nigra 'SNR1292' Patent #: USPP 29,051 Common name: Elderberry Zone: 5 - 7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 6 -10' tall x 3 - 5' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Near black Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Early summer Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, drought tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Tolerates occasional wetness and dryness. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs of sun/day).The warmer the climate, the more beneficial shade becomes. Water: Average. Space: 2-4' apart, depending on your ultimate goal for the plant. Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; nothing else is needed. Maintenance & Pruning: Avoid cutting plants back/trimming them; rather, prune out branches selectively to attain desired shape. If you want to have berries on your plant, you will need to plant another elderberry of the same species within 50' of this one. Not recommended for hot climates.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.
Such a beautiful plant- it went next to my established sambucus, so I can have berries
The plant arrived well packaged. Surprised to find it is only 4 inches tall and almost no root system. I hope it makes it but this experience has me rethinking plants online.
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So far, so good. They're small but seem healthy and are growing.
I received the tiniest little plant. Hoping once the roots establish it grows quickly 🤞🏻
Good, so far
Excellent packaging, my plant(s) arrived very healthy and seem to be thriving. Thank you.