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Midnight Wine®
Weigela florida

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Midnight Wine® Weigela florida
Sun 10 - 12

Features

Pink spring flowers and dark purple foliage all season. Season-long color. Dwarf. Deer resistant.

Foliage Interest
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in shrub borders, grouping, masses, as a specimen or in containers (plant in ground in spring.) Very nice along walkways or other narrow sites.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained soils but is extremely adaptable to other soil types. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering; little pruning is needed. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. This is a slow growing plant and may need a year in the landscape before it grows noticeably.

From the breeder of Wine & Roses weigela comes dwarf Midnight Wine Weigela.

Midnight Wine is ideal for the front of the border or for edging the perennial bed. This tidy mound of dark burgundy-purple leaves can be used as an accent plant or a dramatic mass planting. Consider using it instead of 'Crimson Pygmy' Barberry: Midnight Wine doesn't have any thorns!  It may produce a light crop of pink flowers in spring.

Midnight Wine is maintenance free and needs no pruning because its habit is perfect the way it is. Just give it sun and water and you'll have intense color from spring to fall.

Midnight Wine® Weigela florida 'Elvera' PP: 12217 Can. PP: 2643

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