Wine n’ Roses Weigela
These rose pink flowers will add a touch of romance as they contrast against the dark glossy foliage. Compared with older varieties like Java Red, the Wine & Roses weigela shrub features foliage that is much darker to make an impact display in your garden. This deciduous shrub is known for its shiny, dark purple leaves that last all season long. The Wine & Roses weigela produces two growing seasons. You can expect a large amount of radiant pink flowers in late spring, and the plant will rebloom in the summer for added color. With this variety, there will be visitors to your gardens. Hummingbirds adore the trumpet-like flowers of Wine & Roses. However, this weigela variety is resistant to deer.
Wine & Roses Weigela Attributes
The weigela shrub is a native plant to Korea, Japan, and North China. The Wine & Roses variety features colorful branches that can be used in flower arrangements. You can also place the shrub as an accent or add them in a mass planting for a dramatic look. This trouble-free shrub is an easy way to boost the color in your garden with deep wine hues. The Wine & Roses weigela does well for those who want a shrub for border plantings. Since this deciduous shrub has upright growth, it is the perfect variety for a container garden. When you pair these blooms with darker foliage, you will have an eye-catching plant in your garden.
The deciduous shrub has a 40 to 60-inch spread and a garden height of 48 to 60 inches. The Wine & Roses shrubs love the full sun. It grows the best in moist, well-draining soil, but it can adapt to other soil types. You can count on this shrub to remain disease-free, but you will have to watch out for leaf and eelworms that are attracted to this species. The obovate, medium green leaves will retain their color throughout the growing season. In the fall, there is an insignificant amount of color with no fruit.
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
- Flower Color(s): Pink
- Bloom Period: Spring
- Foliage Color(s): Black/Purple
- Exposure: Sun
- Height: 4-5 Feet
- Spread: 4-5 Feet
- Spacing: 5-6 Feet
- Habit: Upright
- Blooms On: Old Wood
- Watering: Average
- Shrub Type: Deciduous
- Scientific Name: Weigela florida ‘Alexandra’ USPP 10,772
- Common Name: Wine and Roses® Weigela
- Brand: Proven Winners®
The Wine & Rose weigela has won many awards for its intense color and ease of care. Some of these awards include:
- Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Gold Medal
- Royal Boskoop Horticulture Society Award
- Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
Wine & Roses Weigela Care
These vibrant shrubs offer simple care instructions. This weigela is hardy and can grow in USDA zones 4 to 8. While it is a hassle-free plant, you should place the shrub in the full sun to make sure it receives a minimum of six hours of sunshine per day. The Wine & Roses weigela prefers a medium-moist soil, and it has average water needs. However, this specific plant can adapt to all soil types with varying levels of pH. In the spring, a slow-release fertilizer should be applied to the base of the shrub. For the best results, you will want to select a specialty fertilizer for shrubs and trees.
While the Wine & Roses weigela requires very little pruning, it should be done after the first bloom in the spring. This deciduous shrub will flower sporadically throughout the season, and it only requires an average amount of moisture. Softwood cuttings can propagate the Wine & Roses weigela in the early summer. Semi-ripe cuttings work best in the early summer, while hardwood cuttings are better suited for late autumn and winter seasons.
Wine & Roses Weigela Spacing
To ensure healthy roots and longevity of the plant, you need to pay attention to the spacing. These shrubs should be placed at least 60 inches apart, center on center.
This dark-leaved weigela remains the top choice for many homeowners and landscapers. The contrast of rose pink blooms and dark purple foliage makes it one of the most requested plants in the country. If you are looking for a plant that will offer color throughout the year, you want to choose the Wine & Roses weigela for your garden. These hardy plants can tolerate many growing conditions. This shrub looks excellent as a border wall or in a container. The Wine & Roses weigela will provide your outdoor space with pink hues as it attracts hummingbirds into your garden.
Wine & Roses Weigela for Your Customers
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