Midnight Wine® Weigela florida
- Mature Size
- 10 - 12 Inches
Pink spring flowers and dark purple foliage all season. Season-long color. Dwarf. Deer resistant.
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.
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.