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Fine Wine® Weigela florida

  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    91cm - 1.2m
    61cm - 91cm


    This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Very Fine Wine®.

    Rich pink spring flowers often rebloom through summer. Dark purple foliage all season. Good for mixed borders or foundation plantings. Deer resistant. Season-long color.

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    Foliage Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
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    Foliage Shade: 
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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    Uses Notes: 

    Good in shrub borders, groupings, masses, as a specimen, and great in containers (plant in ground in fall.) Wonderful with used with annuals such as Diamond Frost.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained soil, extremely adaptable to other soil conditions. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Fertilize in early spring by applying slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs, follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

    The next generation of Wine & Roses® weigela has the same dark burgundy foliage but a compact, mounded habit similar to that of spirea or boxwood.  Fine Wine® weigela is a refined plant with smaller leaves than Wine & Roses but similarly abundant pink spring flowers and excellent texture.  It's a great plant for the front of the border, the perennial bed, or used as a low foundation plant.

    Here is a nice comparison of our entire Wine series of weigela.

    Fine Wine® Weigela florida 'Bramwell' USPP 18,513
  • 11 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Two summers ago, I purchased a bedraggled little shrub that I came across in the 1/2 price section of a local gardening store. It was root-bound and the few leaves still on it were crinkled, but I thought it was worth at least trying. What a great find! Today that Fine Wine® Weigela is a prized jewel in my garden. The leaves are more refined than common weigelas - smaller & dark green with a tinge of purple around the edges. The foliage alone is attractive, but when the gently arching branches are covered with stunning pink flowers (mine blooms from April through August), the shrub is truly stunning. As previously mentioned, my plant wasn't in great health when I bought it, but the fact that it has thrived at my house tells me it is strong stock. It's easy to grow and doesn't appear to be bothered by pests or disease. This plant is a REAL winner.

      TriCities Gardener
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • I purchased 2 of these and they are doing well. They have barely increased in size over the past several years since planting them but they are beautiful and do rebloom. The compact size is nice. They are a great addition to my gardens. I live in zone 5a. I am a avid gardener (over 30 years) used to do professional landscaping and used to own a garden center and so I am particular about what I add to my gardens and these did not disappoint. I highly recommend them.

      Melissa S
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • I purchased three of the Fine Wine weigla a few years back and one did not survive the winter can i purchase another one in the Amherstburg /Windsor area

      Robert Dennison
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 8 years ago
    • D Lait
      , 12 years ago
    • It's 3 years old in my garden and really done well this year. It was wetter weather and no snow this winter. Cool Spring, very little sun so far. Looks spectacular today.

      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 12 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Absolutely beautiful in spring

      Karen Gill
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • a nice plant for foliage color after flowers fade. smaller habit for residential applications and smaller areas.

      les cline
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • excellent color and texture

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • beautiful the pink flowers!!! "EASY tO GROW"

      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
  • 3 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Visitor Favorites University of Guelph
    2009 Visitor Favorites University of Guelph
    2009 Visitor Favorites University of Guelph
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