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Afterglow Weigela

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 7

The Afterglow Weigela is an ornamental shrub that creates an inviting atmosphere in an outdoor space. The arching, upright branches are covered in dark foliage that comes to a sudden point. In the spring, the branches are dotted with clusters of long tubular pink and cream-colored flowers that provide an intense contrast against the leaves. This long-blooming perennial will put on a lovely floral display, and the brilliant foliage will continue to add color after the flowers fade.

This upright, mounded plant is prized for the dark foliage and beautiful flowers. Plant in a bed, border, or mass planting in need of some bold color. At 3 to 4 feet tall, this shrub is a good choice as a foundation planting. The Afterglow Weigela creates a welcoming environment for butterflies and birds, including hummingbirds. Grow this low-maintenance and hardy plant as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 7.

Afterglow Weigela Care

Weigela plants need moist soil that is well-draining and moderately acidic to slightly alkaline. Water weekly for the first year, but established plants only need to be watered during an extended dry period. Plant in full sun so this shrub will receive at least 6 hours of light. In early spring, feed this perennial using balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Top-dress the soil with organic mulch to provide additional nutrients and keep the soil damp longer.

Remove dead growth in the spring and wait to prune and shape the plant until after the spring blooms fade. Give the plant a rejuvenating trim every few years by removing no more than one-third of the oldest branches.

Afterglow Weigela Spacing

This upright medium-sized shrub will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, naturally maintaining a rounded shape. Plants can be spaced 2 to 3 feet apart to create a border or hedge.

Afterglow Weigela Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Bloomin' Easy
Common Name: Afterglow Weigela
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.