Area Length
Area Width
Area Size
Plants Spacing
# of Plants (rectangular grid)
# of Plants (triangular grid)

Plant Spacing Calculator

By Bogna Haponiuk.

So you want to have an ideal garden, or an ideal orchard, where all plants are lined up in perfect rows. The thing is, though... How many plants exactly do you need? With out plant spacing calculator, you will now answer this question in a few seconds - and whether you will use a rectangular grid or triangular spacing, you will be able to calculate the amount of plants in no time at all. Make sure to take a look at the mulch calculator, too.

Rectangular vs triangular spacing

A rectangular grid of plants is fairly simple to understand: you divide the area into squares of equal side length, and put one plant at each corner. On the other hand, if you want triangular spacing, you need to create a lattice of equilateral triangles (they all have sides of the same length, and all internal angles are equal to 60 degrees).

How to use the plant calculator

  1. Determine the width and length of the area you want to cover with plants. We will assume an orchard of width 240 m and length 320 m.
  2. Decide on the spacing between the plants. Note that this is the spacing between the centers of the plants, so if you plan for your trees to grow, leave some extra space for it! We will assume spacing of 3.5 m.
  3. The plant spacing calculator will tell you how many plants you need in a rectangular and a triangular grid - here, 6269 for rectangular and 7239 for triangular spacing.
  4. Now simply choose one of these options and start planting! :)
  5. Notice that you can also use the plant spacing calculator to find the spacing. For example, let's assume you want to plant 3000 trees in a rectangular grid on the same area. According to our calculator, you need the spacing of 5.06 m if you want the grid to be regular.
Bogna Haponiuk.

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