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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DescriptionPucker Up® red-twig dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) adds unique interest to your landscape thanks to its unusually textured, puckered leaves. Not only is its foliage fun to look at, but its texture makes it more resistant to disease; factor in its slow-growing habit and this native plant is a very low-maintenance shrub! For those in need of multi-season interest, look no further! Boasting red stems in winter, this beauty's looks go beyond its funky foliage.DetailsBotanical name: Cornus stolonifera 'Neil Z' Patent #: USPP 24,812 Common name: red twig dogwood, dogwood Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' x 3-4' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-Winter Uses: Accent, Background, Border, Erosion control or Embankment, Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland How To GrowSoil: Highly adaptable to a wide range of soils. Adaptable to acidic soil, clay soil, and some standing water. Light: Full sun to part shade. Best stem color and deepest texture is produced in more sun Water: Will do fine if the soil is occasionally wet. Do not over water, just try to maintain a regular water schedule by supplementing rainfall. Spacing: 4-5' apart Fertilizing: Nothing special required - if desired, apply a granular (not liquid) garden or rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Very hardy - no special care going into winter. Maintenance & pruning: This plant should be pruned minimally if at all, as it is slow to recover from severe trimming or cutting back.