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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My plants seem to be getting a little bigger and with the rains we’ve had, they seem happy and healthy. Can’t wait for them to grow up and bloom,
Temple Of Bloom® Seven Son Flower
My 7-son tree is now in its second year of growth, and I trimmed away the previously described unwanted horizontal growth in early spring. The tree responded immediately with upright growth, and is now well over four feet tall with multiple angled, upward stems. But best of all--it has set buds for autumn flowering! This, in only its second year in my garden! I am beyond delighted with this tree, its robust growth, and its cooperative nature. Once in a while a gardener needs "instant gratification," even in a shrub or tree.
I would like to add, last summer it arrived small, misshapen, and bearing few leaves. But as we all know "it's a honeysuckle" so basically a reliably hardy, weedy shrub. It grows fast, it recovers well, and it responds to pruning. I am looking forward to the autumn bloom and to continue shaping this amazing specimen to fit into my garden plans.
I highly recommend this tree.
The temple of bloom is very healty and is growing very well.It has grown about between 8 and 10 inches since I have planted it.Thank you for your great service