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Maroon Swoon™ Weigela

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Masses of exceptionally dark maroon flowers and a compact form make the Maroon Swoon Weigela an excellent shrub for landscapes or patios with limited space. The fragrant flowers appear in late spring and again in autumn and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They are reliable performers, with few maintenance requirements and minimal pest issues. This hardy little shrub also features rich, deep green foliage that complement the trumpet-shaped blooms when used in cut flower bouquets.  

The compact, tidy nature of the Maroon Swoon Weigela makes it versatile in the landscape. It grows only 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide and maintains a mounded shape. Several together work well as an informal flowering hedge or border. Scattered throughout a bed, they provide beautiful bursts of color. Additionally, this weigela is a great option for containers, foundation plantings, and cut-flower gardens.

Maroon Swoon Weigela Care

Maroon Swoon weigela need at least 4 hours of direct sunlight daily but produce the best form and flowers in a site with full sun. They prefer well-drained soil and have average water requirements. Water once or twice per week when soil is dry during the season after planting and whenever there is an extended dry spell afterwards. Plants kept in containers will require watering whenever soil an inch below the surface feels dry. An annual slow-release fertilizer application around the base of the plant in early spring is enough to keep this weigela happy.

Prune weigelas in late winter or early spring, but wait until after the first round of flowering to shorten the plant by removing top growth, as blooms appear on the previous year’s growth. The shrub benefits from a rejuvenation pruning every few years.To do this, cut the oldest, biggest stems down to ground level in late winter.

Maroon Swoon Weigela Spacing

To create an informal low hedge or border, plant these weigelas 2½ feet apart. They also provide an excellent splash of color scattered throughout a mixed bed or along a foundation.

Maroon Swoon Weigela Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Bloomin' Easy
Common Name: Maroon Swoon™ Weigela
Other Name(s):

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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.

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

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.