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Shining Sensation Weigela

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  • USDA Growing Zones 4-8
  • 5-6 Feet Tall
  • 3-4 Feet Wide
  • Full Sun

Shining Sensation Weigela gives your landscape color contrast in one pretty package. Each spring, trumpet-shaped flowers emerge that are hot pink and plentiful. They form against the backdrop of deep red to maroon leaves. The dark leaves are shiny, adding to the texture and garden interest of this weigela. Birds and butterflies flock to the hot-pink blooms.

At a height of nearly 6 feet and 5 feet around, Shining Sensation Weigela makes a truly sensational statement in a container, as an accent plant to larger or smaller growers, or as a hedge. At moderate growth rate, it's a perfect hedge or screen plant. The weigela will take some time to reach full size and is easy to care for, but not a slow grower. Shining Sensation is hardy to 0 degrees, so it grows in zones 5 through 8. Its compact growth habit means the weigela also is versatile enough to serve as a container thriller.

Shining Sensation Weigela Care

Plant Shining Sensation Weigela in full sun for best results. Mulch around the base of the plant to help keep the area above the roots cool and moist. Weigelas have medium water needs and might require a little more help when in full bloom or during peak summer heat. Otherwise, it is easy to care for weigela. You can prune Shining Sensation after it finishes flowering in spring. If you fertilize, wait to add the food until after the first rush of flowers shows in spring.

Shining Sensation Weigela Spacing

For a beautiful red and pink hedge or border, place each Shining Sensation Weigela about 4 feet from the center of the neighboring one.

Shining Sensation Weigela Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade: Hot Pink
Seasonal Interest: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Burgundy
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
Uses: Accent, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Southern Living Plants
Botanical/Scientific Name: Weigela 'Bokrashine'


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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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Planter Shipping

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.

1 Review - Shining Sensation Weigela Show Reviews

  • 5
    Recommended plant and the company

    Posted by Lucy Hanson on Apr 29th 2022

    I have been looking for a Weigela that I could use in my garden to fill in some gaps and get it to look more full. I am so glad I found this company, as they have a variety of plants and bushes that are perfect for what I need.