When it comes to landscaping, selecting the right plants for the space is essential. Knowing the mature height and width of the plants is just as important as choosing the right species. This is because if the plants exceed the allocated space, it can cause problems down the line. It's also important to consider how quickly the plants will grow and their typical lifespan.
When planting trees, it's especially important to take into account their mature size. Trees that grow tall are usually suitable for two-story buildings or higher, but they can overpower one-story buildings and disrupt the design. For single-story buildings, it's best to choose trees that won't exceed 35 feet when fully developed. In addition to considering the size of the tree when it reaches maturity, you should also make sure that there is enough space on the ground for its root system.
If you're planting a tree in an area with poor drainage or where watering isn't possible, you should be aware that this could affect its chances of survival after transplantation. When planting trees, it's important to make sure that the root shoot and first roots are not below the soil surface. If they are, this could mean that the tree was planted too deep or that soil was thrown around the trunk during harvesting. If a tree hasn't hardened before harvesting, it should only be transplanted into landscapes where there is frequent irrigation for many months. The height of plants can also be used to create transitions from base plants to seasonal theme plants and then to structural plants (from low to tall).
This can help draw attention to certain areas of the garden and create a sense of balance. When selecting plants for a landscaping project, you should also consider whether you want native or non-native species that have adapted to the environmental conditions of the planting area. In conclusion, it's essential to select landscape plants knowing their mature size in order to ensure that they don't exceed the allocated space and disrupt your garden design. You should also consider how quickly they will grow and their typical lifespan.