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Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela florida

(4 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 48"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

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.

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    No, you're not imagining it - Sonic Bloom Ghost weigela really is this beautiful! We've long loved this plant for its bright, bright pink/red flowers and uniquely colored foliage, which starts out lime green and develops an unusual, bright golden glow through the summer. And we've always known it was an outstanding rebloomer, flowering along with conventional weigela in late spring, then taking a rest and coming roaring back with fresh waves of bright blooms in fall - that's why we're finally adding it to the Sonic Bloom® series of reblooming weigela, where it belongs. Don't settle for an ordinary weigela - plant something extraordinary, like Sonic Bloom Ghost!

    Top reasons to grow Sonic Bloom® Ghost® weigela:

    - Months of flowers instead of just weeks

    - foliage develops a totally unmatched glowing gold color through the season

    - A uniquely modern version of an old-fashioned favorite.

    *Sonic Bloom® is a registered trademark of the Syngenta Group.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Disease Resistant
    Foliage Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Shrub borders, grouping, masses, specimen plants, and containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Will flower sporadically on current season's growth. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

    Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela florida 'Carlton' USPP 20,025, Can 3,860
  • 4 Reviews

    • This shrub is a huge disappointment! The tag on it when I purchased it last year said it was a nonstop bloomer. This year despite all my efforts I got one measly flower on a spindly unattractive plant. It gets more than enough sun in this location and seemed to survived the really rough winter nicely, but if nothing more develops this season it is going to be replaced next year. A huge disappointment, sorry I wasted a prime location on this shrub!

      Kathleen Frank
      Illinois
      United States
      53 sec ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I have two of these, both in partial shade, one receives am sun and the other afternoon sun. They both look great. I love the blooms and so do the hummingbirds! Easy to care for, I just prune off some of the shoots after it blooms and water when it doesn't rain.

      Susie
      Michigan
      United States
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I have two of these, both in partial shade, one receives am sun and the other afternoon sun. They both look great. I love the blooms and so do the hummingbirds! Easy to care for, I just prune off some of the shoots after it blooms and water when it doesn't rain.

      Susie
      Michigan
      United States
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • It grew well last year after I planted it. There were good number of blooms. It did not come back this year. I am very disappointed.

      Russell Studebaker
      Alberta
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
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