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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DescriptionAll beauty and no bother! Dr. Tom Ranney bred this handsome barberry, and it’s got more to it than just looks. Sunjoy Todo® is non-invasive and although it produces pretty fruit, the seeds inside are sterile! So you can rest easy and just enjoy the glossy, dark purple foliage, which is semi-evergreen in warmer climates. It performs fabulously in any landscape without a lick of maintenance after its established – no pruning or supplemental water necessary.DetailsBotanical name: Berberis x 'NCBX1' Patent #: USPP 29,504 Common name: Barberry Zone: 6 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Height x width: 1.5 - 2' x 1.5 - 2' Flower color: Yellow (but not very showy) Foliage color: Purple Season of Interest: Mid spring Uses: Accent, background, container gardening, foundation planting, hedge plant, ornamental, rock garden, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Grows in any well-drained soil; tolerant of challenging conditions such as salt, compaction, pollution, and dryness. Light: Performs best and has nicest coloration in full sun. Water: Has average water needs and once established, performs well through drought. Spacing: 2-3' feet apart Fertilizing: Fertilization isn't needed. Winterizing: No specific care needed. Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not required, but if you wish to prune, do so in early-mid spring, before the growth begins to harden.