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Spilled Wine® Weigela florida

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Mature Size
3' 4' 91cm 1.2m
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 3' - 4'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 91cm - 1.2m
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    24 - 36 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m


    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

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    Foliage Interest
    Small or Miniature


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

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Mine arrive wilted from the heat. Absolutely no foliaged survived. The packaging included a plastic wrap around the entire plant, which i believe made the heat worse and also allowed the majority of the soil to leave the pot. The plastic should only cover the soil and pot. That would have helped with both issues. I don't think this plant will survive. I'm waiting to see, but after a few days, all i have left is crispy leaves and twigs.

      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 4 min ago
    • I have 10 spilled wine weigela. I intially purchased 6 from a local retailer. I put 3 in the front yard and 3 in the back. The 3 in the front didn't look like they were going to make it after spending spring and sumer in the north side of the house. I dug them up and placed them on the sw side of the backyard with the other 3 I purchased. The 3 that were in the backyard were doing better but didn't bloom because they were purchased after bloom time. Within the 3 years I had little to no blooms on all 6. This is the first spring all shrubs leafed out and I had blooms on 5 of the 6. Since I had success I purchased 4 more. In my clay soil they needed 3 years to become established. I would recommend this shrub for foliage color and blooms.

      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
    • Unfortunately, this shrub did not survive our winter. I live in zone 5B. Despite the fact that my other four weigelas are doing well, this one looks dead. The shrub was planted in a perfect spot at the end of August where it should thrive. It's so disappointing. It seemed completely fine last year. I was really looking forward to growing this one with the dark foliage.

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
    • I planted two in the fall. One has died completely and one has just two little leaves on one branch. I’m going to keep the second one in the ground in the hopes that it will recover with some TLC this season. I’m pretty sure it was the Arctic blast that did them in, but I really expected a PW shrub to be able to withstand it, so I’m pretty disappointed. If the one that is still alive makes a full recovery I’ll come back with a new review.

      Mary L
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bought and planted 7 from a nursery last fall (2021) and they looked great. Over winter they looked awful, but over spring they leafed out with their dark wine colored leaves. It is June 2022 and no flowers yet. I hope that they flower soon. We live in zone 7 in North Georgia. Hope they perform with beautiful blooms soon. I'm disappointed that we did not get a spring bloom as it says they do.

      Janet Carlton
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • 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
      , 3 years 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.

      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 3 years 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
      , 3 years 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.

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 3 years 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.

      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 3 years ago
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