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Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

Posted by tbt3 z7VA (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 12:09

I am planting a bed that has limited space and am making a backdrop of red sprite and jim dandy winterberries. As best I can tell they grow 3-5ft wide, but I don't mind if they grow together in a hedgy way.

My question is how close can I realistically plant them for success. Right now, I have them planned on three foot centers. This is a little closer if they do grow to 5 ft, but that is what I have space for and doesn't seem completely outrageous to me. I don't mind if they grow together a little bit as far as how it looks, but I don't want to hurt the performance of the plants.

Thanks,
TBT


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RE: Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

Hello,

You should be fine as long as they are at least 2' apart. The closer you plant them, the denser they will become. Hedgerow plants grow into each other and their roots weave and they are fine. In the forest 80' trees grow a handful of feet away from each other and they do fine. I don't think you need to worry. One thing I will say though is that Jim Dandy will likely out grow your Red Sprite. It is my experience that the girl is a slower grower and shorter as well. Just keep that in mind. One boy should be good for 5 girls. Happy planting :)


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RE: Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

Would put Jim Dandy somewhere else. Have had both here and, as the sequoiadendron4 said, Jim Dandy becomes a huge bush, while my Red Sprite has stayed dwarf. And you only need one male for many females.


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RE: Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

Also, Jim Dandy won't have berries so it may look very odd to see in a row.


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RE: Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

This opportunity to mimic bboy only comes along once in a lifetime - to wit:

OMG - you can't possibly plant 'Red Sprite' that close together! Look how big it gets!


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RE: Red Sprite/Jim Dandy Winterberry spacing

do all these need sun to have all these berries? how much if so?


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