Spacing of Azaleas
This is unrelated to the recent post I made about Hinos.
My intent is to plant azaleas so that they form together, but still keep a natural rounding. In other words, I want them to be dense and at least touch in their centers, but be comfortable and look like azaleas, not trimmed boxwoods. So, if, for instance, the grower says that its width will be 4ft, then how wide will you plant them to do what I'm saying above? 3ft, 3.5ft, 4ft?
I never quite understood what this distance meant. I obviously don't want to crowd them too much, but I don't want to be overly generous with the spacing and end up with azalea islands in a sea of mulch either.
Thanks for your help! It's definitely appreciated.
This post was edited by Towsonite on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 19:03