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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DescriptionGorgeous flower spikes amongst large glossy foliage can encompass your garden with Schipka Cherry Laurel! This upright evergreen shrub packs a punch as a hedge or privacy screen and can reach up to 15ft tall at maturity. Schipka Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') is also more shade tolerant than other laurel varieties and can withstand periods of shade or filtered sunlight. Laurel varieties grow well in nearly any soil conditions (sand, clay, alkaline) and make great companion plants with spirea and holly. DetailsBotanical name:Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis' Common name: Schipka Cherry Laurel, Skip Cherry Laurel Zone: 6-9 Sun exposure: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun), Shade (<4 hours sun).
Height x width: 10-15’ tall x 5-7’ wide at maturity. Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Spring Features: Evergreen, deer-resistant, privacy & screening, drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant
Uses: Specimen, hedge, landscaping, privacy screen.
How To GrowSoil: Grows well in moist, well-drained soils, including sandy, clay, and alkaline soils. Light: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun), Shade (<4 hours sun). Water: Moderate water needs.
Spacing: 2-3ft apart. Fertilizing: Apply a light, well-balanced fertilizer in the spring.
Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears.
Maintenance & pruning: Prune after flowering in late spring to control shape and size.