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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 14, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 15, 2011
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    I would plant them anywhere from 4-6 feet apart.

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    mezleona on
    May 14, 2011
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    BB grows big!!!!!! Also which one did you get? The are finicky about water requirements and soils. The like well drained area! and do not like wet feet
    also their root is shallow. I bought 8, only 3 made of those I only have one left
    this one cross breed its self with another one called opera, and now it give white and light purple flowers!! Also put them by them selfs, they do not like competition from other trees. The only one left I have it with asparagus
    salvia, echinacea, bee balm it looks great (Butterflies welcomed)
    You can make new plants out of small cuttings. By the way this plant is not native to USA is from china, and it has been put in the list of becoming invasive. I keep mine by not allowing it to go to seed, cut the flowers after their gone dark, this avoids the plant to go to seed and give you more blooms! Good Luck

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    Heather on
    May 19, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 23, 2011
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    Heather on
    June 8, 2011
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    It is not recommended that you seal the cuts as this can trap disease in the cuts. I would treat the plant with neem oil. Because they are boring into the plant, a normal pesticide will not reach all of them as the plant's exterior will protect them. Neem oil is absorbed by the plant and actually runs through the plant's system on the inside, which means that it can reach all the pests boring into your plant.

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    Nikki on
    June 4, 2011
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