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.
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
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.Award WinnerFoliage InterestAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Black/PurpleHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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
TriCities GardenerTennesseeUnited States11 weeks 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 SMichiganUnited States49 weeks 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 areaRobert DennisonOntarioCanada3 years ago
D Lait7 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.StellaBritish ColumbiaCanada8 years ago
Russell StudebakerMissouriUnited States8 years ago
Absolutely beautiful in springKaren GillIndianaUnited States8 years ago
a nice plant for foliage color after flowers fade. smaller habit for residential applications and smaller areas.les clineKansasUnited States8 years ago
excellent color and texturePatrickNew JerseyUnited States8 years ago
beautiful plant...love the pink flowers!!! "EASY tO GROW"julieKentuckyUnited States8 years ago
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