Space plants 4 to 12 feet apart, depending on species and pruning technique. For best growth, plant in a moisture-retentive soil enriched with organic matter. Plants are adaptable to both drier soils, if watered periodically, and boggy soils. Avoid planting near water lines due to the moisture-seeking root system.
Very easy and relatively trouble free. To control the size of the plants (unless you have a weeping form), prune to within a foot from the ground.