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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DescriptionPlant Sonic Bloom® Pure Pink weigela (Weigela florida) and enjoy a simply superlative springtime show! A bit more upright/less rounded than other plants in the Sonic Bloom series, it’s a great choice for a flowering hedge. It blooms along with other weigela in late spring with abundant pink blooms that burst open from darker pink buds. The various colors create a richly layered effect. After a brief rest in early summer, the plant begins to rebloom and continues to produce more of those pure pink blooms through autumn. Don’t settle for a weigela that blooms just once!
About the Sonic Bloom® series: Proven Winners specially selected these reblooming weigela from plant breeders around the world for outstanding performance. Not only do reblooming weigela give you way more flowers than conventional types, but their prolonged summer and autumn bloom also attract hummingbirds during peak season. They bloom about as much as a landscape rose, but with none of the problems!DetailsBotanical name:Weigela florida 'SMNWFRP' Patent #: USPP 29,990 Common name: Weigela Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3-5' tall and wide Flower color: Pink tones Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Spring - fall Features: Rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: Average Space: Min. 3' apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases likelihood of winter damage to any new growth the plant puts on as a result. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Weigela bloom on old wood so should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least 5 years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep it producing vigorous young growth. Note: weigela are one of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, so don't panic if you aren't seeing signs of life even if everything else in your yard has started to grow.
I ordered the Pure Pink, which is a recently released variety, and was sent a Sonic Bloom Pink instead. — an understandable mix-up. When I informed Great Garden Plants of the mistake, I was immediately sent the correct plant, along with apologies for the delay. Both Weigelas were healthy and are doing well here in Kansas!