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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DescriptionSpice up your landscape with Sunjoy® Mini Salsa barberry (Berberis thunbergii). An improved version of the ever-popular 'Crimson Pygmy', this deep red-hued beauty adds a decadent splash of color to your landscape while only taking up a small amount of space. Its tidy habit retains its charming shape with little to no need for pruning and without the worry of the plant suddenly becoming too large. Add deer resistance to the mix, and you've got yourself a low-maintenance shrub!
This trouble-free plant tolerates heat, cold, and drought. Simply plant it in a sunny spot and watch its rich, vivid foliage add color and texture to your landscape from spring to frost! Sunjoy® Mini Salsa is incredibly versatile, make a perfect low-growing hedge or lively addition to your favorite container.DetailsBotanical name:Berberis thunbergii 'Mimi' Patent #: USPP 24,841 Common name: Barberry Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 18 - 24" x 18 - 24" Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Dark red Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall Uses: Accent, Background, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge plant, Ornamental, Rock garden, Small spaces. How To GrowSoil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soil types as long as it drains well, as it will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution. Light: Sun to Partial Shade. Water: Average water needs. Water regularly; do not over water. Spacing: 24-36 in. Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you have poor soil, feed during spring growing season with slow release fertilizer such as "Osmocote". Winterizing: No specific care needed. Maintenance & Pruning: Prune for desired shape in late spring after bloom time, otherwise no pruning is required.