Lilac/Dogwood spacing question...

    I'd like to do a Common Lilac/Red Twig Dogwood hedge.... what sort of spacing should I use? I'd like a full screen during the summer. (actually got a bunch of the schrubs VERY cheap locally) Thanks!!!
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Bear in mind that the Lilac will get tall, but the Cornus will stay squat - more or less. Perhaps plant with the mind to train into a 2-tiered array??
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i have been seeing what looks like lilac bushes around town..............are these just trees that have been trimmed to stay small?
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I planted red-twig & yellow-twig Dogwood 5 ft. apart last spring. They were about 2 ft. tall, got them from the "clearance" corner of the nursery. They have grown together this year blocking out the daylilies I had planted between them. HTH
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Depending on what variety of dogwood, the lilacs may eventually swallow them up as they grow bigger. I would highly reccommend you plant the lilacs in a row and then continue the dogwoods after you run out of lilacs. Space the lilacs at least 5 or 6 feet apart for better air circulation, and the dogwoods about 4 or 5 feet apart. Consider the idea mentioned above, alternating them in the hedge will look obsurd.
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