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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DescriptionStrike it rich in your landscape with the bright, cheery foliage of Winecraft® Gold smokebush (Cotinus coggygria). Developed by plant breeder Corinne Liquiere in France, it combines a super colorful display with an appealing compact habit that doesn't become rangy and awkward like other smokebushes. Soft, wispy flowers begin to appear in early summer; these soon give way to the big billows of "smoke," which are actually the seedheads of the plant. They persist through summer for a fantastic display that will surely rake in the compliments.DetailsBotanical name:Cotinus coggygria 'MINCOJAU3' Patent: USPP 30,327 Common name: Smokebush Zone: 5 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hrs of sun) Height x width: 4-6' tall x 4' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Purple, deepening to near-black Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Proven winners, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, flower gardens, backdrop, landscaping, hedge How To GrowSoil: Though it can tolerate some dryness once established, smokebush does best with moderate moisture. Flowers last longer with even moisture, too. Light: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hrs of sun) Water: Dry to average Space: 2 feet Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is needed. Winterizing: No special treatment is required. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: No special care is required. Trim as needed in early spring.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.