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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DescriptionBe the brightest house on the block every autumn with Unforgettable Fire® burning bush (Euonymus alatus)! This improved Proven Winners ColorChoice selection has denser branching than other types. That means that it naturally grows as a fuller shrub to provide coverage and more of that dazzling bright red display. We particularly love this variety for privacy hedges and creating garden rooms, but it would make a stunning specimen or centerpiece to a flower or garden bed.
Quick fun fact! This cultivar was developed by Michael Hayman of Louisville, Kentucky, which why its botanical name is Euonymus alatus 'Hayman.'DetailsBotanical name:Euonymus alatus 'Hayman' Patent #: USPP 21,634 Common name: Burning bush Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-6' tall and wide Flower color: Green, insignificant Foliage color: Green, becoming bright red in fall Season of interest: Fall Bloom time Foliage plant Features: Rabbit resistant, proven winners, privacy & screening, cold tolerant Uses: Specimen, hedge, landscaping, fall interest, foundation planting How To GrowSoil: Tolerant of any average soil, but avoid extreme wet or dry conditions. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Moderate moisture. Spacing: Plant anywhere from 5 to 10 feet apart. Fertilizing: Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: Burning bush has shallow roots; a 2-3" layer of mulch helps conserve moisture and insulate the roots. Maintenance: Little pruning is needed, but the plant tolerates shaping if desired. Trim or shape in mid-late spring, after the new growth has emerged.
We planted two of the "Unforgettable Fire Burning Bush" trees, one at each end of my husband's workshop building. They have rooted well and are on their way!
Plants arrived in great condition. (I ordered 2 & planted them
In different spots in the yard). Cannot wait to see the leaves turn red in fall. Has been in the ground about 4 weeks & seem to be flourishing.
I planted two of these last year and neither of them is over a foot tall yet. They're both healthy but not matching up to the other plants around them which create a privacy screen around our firepit. They were all planted at the same time. These two will be moved somewhere else in the yard where their slow growth won't matter so much.