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Spacing's between shrubs

Keith Butler2Keith Butler2 North East EnglandPosts: 53


What is the rule of thumb regarding shrub spacing, I have the eventual size of the shrubs say Lavender 600mm wide Rose 600mm wide, what centre to centre should I give them so the garden has a cottage feel to it?


  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,045

    It will take a good few years for a lavender to grow to 600mm across while a rose will do it in a season. I'm afraid you just have to use your own instinct. I would plant lavenders about 1 foot apart but give roses their full 2 if not 3 ft apart. 

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