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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DescriptionThe glorious, vivid red of Sister Redhead® Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) proves springtime needn't be all soft tones and pastels! Weeping branches covered in fine-textured foliage become studded with a bounty of yellow-tinged reg blooms each spring. Creating a showy scarlet display you'll look forward to year after year. Try pairing Sister Redhead® with bright tulips and yellow daffodils for a memorable spring garden that exudes joy!
This sun-loving shrub will make a springtime statement with little work from you! It's drought-tolerant and deer resistant, making it ideal for those looking to add low-maintenance color and texture to their garden. Plant it in a sunny spot and watch this whimsical shrub flourish all season long!DetailsBotanical name:Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSAB' Patent: USPP 30,214 Common name: Scotch broom Zone: 5 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' tall and wide Flower color: Red Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant Uses: Specimen, flower gardens, backdrop, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Scotch broom cannot tolerate wet areas. Light: Full sun Water: Dry to average Space: 3 - 4' Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is needed. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; leave intact and avoid areas that are wet in winter. Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on old wood, which means that any pruning should be done after bloom. If plants become thin and scraggly, cut back to just a few inches high after bloom for a flush of lush new growth.