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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DescriptionEye catching for its feathery blue-tinged foliage, which is soft to the touch. Pinpoint® Blue false cypress doesn’t only have the height you’re looking for - it’s space-saving as well! It’s narrower than typical varieties, which means you’ll be able to fit a few easily into your landscape. Wildlife will appreciate this dense, evergreen cover in the winter and you can take comfort in knowing it’s native! It needs little to no pruning to maintain its shape and deer aren’t inclined to help trim it.DetailsBotanical name: Chamaecyparis Pinpoint® Blue Common name: False Cypress Patient: USPP30,707 Zone: 5 – 7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 15-20' tall x 3-5' wide Flower color: Evergreen, does not flower Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: Evergreen Features: Winter interest, proven winners, privacy & screening, native, evergreens Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day) Water: Average. Space: 5-10' apart Fertilizing: If desired apply a granular rose or all purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended. Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter. Maintenance: No pruning is required, maintains shape naturally.
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.