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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DescriptionWith alluring flowers and a remarkably long bloom time, Starblast Chiffon™ rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is sure to be the star of your summer garden! White and frilly flowers carry artful strokes of red and pink radiating from the centers. The effect is eye-catching, especially for pollinators who use the colors as a roadmap to their nectar and pollen. Better yet - it blooms longer than the rest, starting in early summer and continuing well into fall.
The Chiffon® series of rose of Sharon was introduced by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs and has garnered awards worldwide. Thanks to their showy double flowers, the rose of Sharon in this series produces fewer nuisance seedlings, keeping it low maintenance. It's adored by pollinators and rarely disturbed by deer. Plant these versatile shrubs as an exceptional specimen, flowering hedge, or long-blooming companion to your flower garden.DetailsBotanical name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Rwoods6' Patent #: PP 30,270 Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 8-12' tall x 5-8' wide Flower color: White and pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Deer resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best. Water: Average Space: Min. 8' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired. NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.