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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DescriptionEveryone has room for Pollypetite® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus hybrid)! It’s a truly dwarf selection that reaches just 3-4’ tall and wide. Very dark green foliage offers appealing contrast to the sweet lavender flowers, which cover the plant all summer long. This selection from Proven Winners is fast becoming popular because it combines all the beauty and easy care of rose of Sharon with a small, space-saving habit.
Its small stature give it all-new landscape possibilities compared to conventional types: a low flowering hedge, lining a walkway, or mixing in with your favorite perennials. You can count on its very deep green foliage to mix and mingle with any other colors for a refreshing look in the garden.DetailsBotanical name:Hibiscus x 'Rosina' Patent #: USPP 29,105 Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' tall and wide Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Dark green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Space savers, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best Water: Average Space: 4 -5' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired.
NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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Small but very healthy starter shrubs. Came with buds on them. Planted in front of our elementary school building in Lawrence. Checked them today and the buds are starting to open.
Lovely. Protect From Deer Initially.
The Pollypetite arrived in excellent condition and after time inside to protect from frost we planted it. It was doing well. Unfortunately, a deer chomped it to just a few inches from the ground. The good news is it looks like it will survive. We’ll protect it until it is large enough to survive a deer trim.
So beautiful and healthy
J.Y. (New York)
The plant is doing well.
Nice plant and hopefully will get some flowers this year.
Frank W. (Pennsylvania)
One plant has died and the second plant is not looking good. It is still green but not growing
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