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Spilled Wine® Weigela florida

Exposure
  • 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
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3'
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
2' - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    Beautiful and versatile!

    Spilled Wine® weigela shares the fabulous deep purple foliage and bright pink flowers of the classic Wine & Roses® weigela but in a smaller size. This useful plant grows wider than tall, making it the perfect choice for edging beds or walkways and for incorporating under windows in your landscaping. Like all weigela, it is deer resistant and very easy to care for.

    Top reasons to grow Spilled Wine® weigela:

    - Very colorful even when not in bloom

    - Dwarf, wider-than-tall habit has many uses in the landscape

    - Deer resistant

    Best Seller
    Foliage Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Spreading
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Mixed borders; foundation plantings; mass plantings.

    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.

     

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

    Spilled Wine® Weigela florida 'Bokraspiwi' USPP 23,781, Can 4,655
  • 31 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted 2 in sunny spot in my garden last year, deer immediately started to nibble. Sprayed routinely with liquid fence. Both are growing this year (I had to cut back a lot of deadwood from each and that seemed to help) but no blooms yet. Am wondering if soil needs some kind of amendment?

      Rosemary Thornton
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 15 weeks ago
    • I planted a Spilled Wine about 4 years ago and I am very pleased with it. The dark leaves are a nice contrast to surroundings. The shape and size require little if any pruning. In spite of deer and rabbit issues with other plantings in our yard, they have not bothered the Spilled Wine. It is on the west side of the house where it seems fine with the hot afternoon summer sun. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the spring flowering is minimal. Early spring of this year I gave it some rose fertilizer and it does seem to have a bit more bloom this year, so that may or may not be the trick for a few more blooms??? But other than the underwhelming spring bloom, it's a pretty, well shaped shrub all year.

      Cindy
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • After struggling for 3 yrs. I now have a plant that puts off many flowers. The problem is the limbs hug the ground. I don't seem to have any upward growth at all. Going to look into how to trim it to encourage it not to keep just laying on the ground. First time I thought about trimming it as I was just trying to get it going before now.

      Edith A Reardon
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 17 weeks ago
    • I have a number of Proven Winners shrubs in my yard. And I have had varying success, partly because the garden on one side of my front yard gets and inordinate amount of sun and in the middle of the summer that can be a bit much for even the drought-resistant shrubs. This little beauty arrived with a few flowers on it and proceeded to give us a full tease of what it had in store for us. Three years in it has been a strong performer, the deep purplish foliage and bright pink blooms are gorgeous. It has a tendency to send out sucker brush branches, but as long as you nip those back every year it keeps it's thick beautiful look. I highly recommend this shrub.

      JMack
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • I planted two quarts two summers ago. It came with some leaves. I got no blossomes the first year. Last year, I got some blossoms for a brief time. The problem is - I still have two quart plants. I, seriously, don't think either one of them have gained an inch in height. The branches are all knubby instead of smooth like I'm used to weigela being. I supposed that could be normal for this cultivar, but it looks like it's dead, although it's springy. It's just what I needed for a certain spot, so I'm really disappointed. It's in full sun in zone 5 and gets watered sufficiently, but there's no height and the roots aren't spreading out. I wish someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong!

      Soni Biehl
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
    • I bought 2 spilled wine last year at the end of August, early September. I was really looking forward to my first spring bloom. Well, the rabbits have chewed them both back severely over the fall and winter. Not much but a few short, bare stems left. So far this March, no signs of life. I’ll wait until the end of April and hope to see a few buds and leaves starting.

      Jean
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 26 weeks ago
    • I bought 2 spilled wine last year at the end of August, early September. I was really looking forward to my first spring bloom. Well, the rabbits have chewed them both back severely over the fall and winter. Not much but a few short, bare stems left. So far this March, no signs of life. I’ll wait until the end of April and hope to see a few buds and leaves starting.

      Jean
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 26 weeks ago
    • I bought 2 spilled wine last year at the end of August, early September. I was really looking forward to my first spring bloom. Well, the rabbits have chewed them both back severely over the fall and winter. Not much but a few short, bare stems left. So far this March, no signs of life. I’ll wait until the end of April and hope to see a few buds and leaves starting.

      Jean
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 26 weeks ago
    • I bought 2 spilled wine last year at the end of August, early September. I was really looking forward to my first spring bloom. Well, the rabbits have chewed them both back severely over the fall and winter. Not much but a few short, bare stems left. So far this March, no signs of life. I’ll wait until the end of April and hope to see a few buds and leaves starting.

      Jean
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 26 weeks ago
    • I bought this last year, and it did well. The flowers weren't as bright as I hoped, but it's a nice shrub. Foliage seems to be doing well this year, but I didn't get any flowers. I'm tempted to get rid of it and find a native replacement, but I'll give through next spring to see what happens.

      Brian Welsch
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 50 weeks ago
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