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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DescriptionNo pruning is needed to enjoy this well-shaped evergreen! Growing upward, in a naturally neat pyramidal shape, it's no wonder Sky Box™ has long been a best seller from Proven Winners. We love Sky Box™ in containers by doorways or even planted as a narrow hedge, and while pruning isn't required, it does make a striking topiary when trimmed.
If your landscape is in need of some classic, elegant touches that don't take up too much space, this Japanese holly might be the solution. Plus, its spoon-like leaves add great texture all year round.DetailsBotanical name: Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' Patent: USPP 20,049 Common name: Japanese holly Zone: 6-8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ Hours) to part shade (4-6 Hours) Height x width: 4-5' tall, 3' wide (at base - pyramidal shape is very narrow at top) Flower color: White Foliage color: Dark green Season of interest: Year-round Uses: Specimen, Containers, Narrow hedge, Formal gardens, Topiary How To GrowSoil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. If broadleaf evergreens like Japanese holly dry out too much, their foliage will begin to brown. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day). Water: Average to abundant (as long as soil is well-drained). Space: 3-5' apart, depending on landscape role. Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well. If growing in a container with annuals that you'll be fertilizing regularly, you can skip the spring application. Winterizing: 2-3" of shredded bark mulch is important to protect the shallow roots and minimize water loss. Do not allow plants to enter winter "thirsty" - dry soil during cold, windy weather is the main cause of leaf browning or even the plant dying. Maintenance: Trim as needed to maintain shape and size desired. Save major pruning for mid-late spring, after new growth has emerged but before it becomes hard and woody.