- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1-1.5 Feet
- Mature Spread 1-1.5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Make your fall garden tidy but loaded with color with Midnight Sun Weigela. This small mounded shrub will leaf out each spring, followed by pretty pink flowers in a trumpet shape. But it stuns even more in fall, when its foliage turns bright orange to red before dropping for winter. This new weigela stays in a small, rounded form, growing to no more than 1.5 feet tall and wide, so it makes a perfect complement to taller plants or a low border to burst with fall color.
Plant several of these pretty little shrubs or feature one in a container. Hardy in zones 4 through 8, Midnight Sun can take cold in winter but green up again in spring. The foliage is deep green in summer before turning as temperatures cool. And all this happens with little need to do much more than water all season and give it a light pruning after it flowers in spring. It’s deer resistant, too.
Midnight Sun Weigela Care
If you want to take advantage of the reds and oranges in Midnight Sun’s fall foliage, plant the bush in full sun. Its colors do best with at least 6 hours a day of sunlight, though it will survive fine with some shade. Weigelas prefer soil that is somewhat acidic, but a balanced pH should be fine. Be sure the soil drains well.
Keep your weigela moist with regular watering until established. After that, it needs little water except in periods of drought. Mulching with a few inches of organic mulch will help retain moisture and cool roots in summer, plus feed the plant slowly. Add a balanced slow-release fertilizer to the base of the plant each spring. Simply prune out dead branches each spring and then trim the plant to shape once flowers fade.
Midnight Sun Weigela Spacing
Spacing of weigela depends on whether you want a low border effect or just a grouping. Place the plants about a foot apart to ensure they have room to grow and breathe.
Midnight Sun™ Weigela Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 1-1.5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 1-1.5 Feet|
|Spacing: 1-1.5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Red|
|Foliage Description: Many Colors|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Midnight Sun™ Weigela|
|Scientific Name: Weigela florida 'Verweig9' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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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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
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Time of Order:
- 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.