Plant Spacing Requirements - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by joshcochran
October 1, 2009
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Answer from NGA
October 1, 2009


The suggested spacing for plants simply takes into consideration the mature size of the plants plus a few inches extra to allow good air circulation around the plants, which helps avoid disease problems. With boxwoods (and most other evergreens that are used for hedges) you can plant closer so they will grow together and form a dense hedge. With other types of plants you can also plant them closer together but as they mature they may become overcrowded and compete with one another for sunlight, moisture and nutrients. Some plants don't mind close company but others do. So, in your own garden, plant them as closely or as far apart as you wish - with the knowledge that you may need to dig and move overcrowded plants. Best wishes with your garden!

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