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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DescriptionSunny Anniversary® Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) offers new, unbeatable color for abelias - pale yellow with pink spots! This shrub instantly brightens the shade with its sunny disposition. This semi-evergreen shrub is covered with blooms all summer, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Grow Sunny Anniversary abelia as a flowering hedge, specimen plant, or alongside perennials. You'll love its easy-going durability and outstanding deer resistance!DetailsBotanical name:Abelia x grandiflora 'Minduo1' Patent #: USPP 24,445 Common name: Abelia Zone: 6 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' tall and wide Flower color: pale yellow with pink centers Foliage color: Dark green Season of interest: Summer through fall Uses: Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting How To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Moderate moisture; tolerates dry conditions once established, but flowering is best when not stressed. Space: 4' apart Fertilizing: Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. In colder areas, site away from strong winds. Maintenance: Sunny Anniversary abelia blooms on new wood, so can be pruned in spring if desired. However, it naturally takes on a graceful, fountain-like habit that does not require regular pruning.