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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Couldn't have been happier to receive such a nice looking plant through the mail! She's in the ground and growing, can't wait to see it bloom. Thank you
Excellent service and plants!!
Hello! We're sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your new plants. Please email pictures of the plants to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
I spent a significant (to me) amount of money on plants from Great Garden Plants. They arrived safely - no problem there.
What was disappointing to me with my entire order was the small size of each plant. I purchased the same plant, a clematis, at a local greenhouse for less money and it was three times the size of the plant I received from Great Garden Plants.
I'll not be ordering again.
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. It's hard to say for certain, since so many factors - like weather, soil type, watering, fertilizing, and not least of all, the type of plant you purchased - all come into play. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care, most perennials and shrubs should grow anywhere from several inches to several feet (in the case of arborvitae like Full Speed A Hedge and Green Giant) a year once they are established.
Doing well so far