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Weigela Plant 

Weigela florida 

An old time favorite flowering shrub belonging to the honeysuckle family, Weigela attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is deer resistant. Weigela is drought tolerate once established.

*Plant shown is mature size*

Common Name: Weigela 

Type: Perennial Shrub

Family: Caprifoliaceae

USDA Zones: 4–9

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Time: Spring to Summer

Flowers: Pink

Fertilizer: In spring and summer.   

Mature size: 6–10 ft. tall, 9–12 ft. wide  

Resists: Deer

Pot Size: Quart


Planting & Maintenance

This may be planted in both the Spring & Fall.

1. Dig the hole at least 2x's larger than the root ball and add compost to the planting hole.

2. Then add a little water to the hole and then place the plant into the hole.

3. Fill hole with soil, tamp down gently but firmly.

4. Water in the plant.

5. Add a 2" deep layer of mulch around the plant, making sure that the mulch is at least 2" from the plants trunk to prevent rotting it. Mulch helps retain moisture, keep the roots cool on hot days, and keep down weeds.

Fertilizing: Feed an established (usually after the first season) plant once a year in early spring. Use a slow release fertilizer designed for trees and shrubs.

Watering: Water 1-2” weekly until established.

Pruning: Let your weigela establish for a couple of seasons before pruning it. It has an arching habit once it becomes larger. Once the shrub grows larger, only prune 1/3 of the bush, if needed.