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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DescriptionEverything you love about bottlebrush (Fothergilla x intermedia) in a tidy, space-saving little package! Legend of the Small bottlebrush from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs reaches a very landscape-friendly 2-2.5' tall, making it the perfect way to bring the fragrance, beauty, and fall color of this delightful native shrub close within reach.
Like other fothergilla, this native shrub is perfect for shaded spots and grows well in nearly all soil types.DetailsBotanical name: Fothergilla x intermedia 'NCFI1' Patent: USPPAF Common name: Bottlebrush Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun Height x width: 2-2.5' tall x 2-3' wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, native, low flammability, heat tolerant, fragrant, fall color, deer resistant Uses: Background, foundation planting, hedge, massing, specimen, woodland, native garden, pollinator garden How To GrowSoil: Thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Highly tolerant of compacted soils. Best grown in acidic, organically rich soils. Light: Performs well in full to part sun, but gets best fall color with at least a bit of sun each day. Water: Enjoys moist soil, but cannot stay wet. Spacing: 3 - 4' feet apart Fertilizing: Does not require fertilization. Winterizing: No special winter care is required. Maintenance & pruning: Plants may spread by root suckers to form colonies if they are not promptly removed.