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Weigela is an old staple for any shrub border. Thanks to new weigela innovations, the plant is coming back into the spotlight. Available in many shapes and sizes, there is sure to be a weigela to fit your needs.
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garden plans for Weigela
Weigela puts on a show of red or pink blooms in the early summer and fades into the background as the seasons change. New varieties of weigela can grow anywhere from 1 to 6 feet tall. These plants are also quick growers, reaching their full size after just a few seasons.
Along with variation in sizes, weigelas come in many foliage colors. Colors can range anywhere from green and gold to deep burgundy while showing a glossy finish. Shades of red and pink are still the dominant colors of weigela blooms, but new varieties have white and yellow options.
Weigela Care Must-Knows
Many dwarf varieties of weigela need almost no maintenance—simply trim back any dead wood in the spring. Larger varieties may need pruning throughout the growing season to maintain their shape. If you prune in the fall, you run the risk of losing next spring's flowers. Weigelas aren't too picky on planting location, but full sun is best for the biggest flower show and deepest foliage color.