- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Why is Sonic Bloom Wine Weigela™ better than any other deep-colored Weigela? Frankly, it's because Sonic Bloom Wine™ is a nonstop-blooming powerhouse of a shrub. The magenta and hot pink flowers continue to form and open from late spring to the first frost of fall. Sonic Bloom has some of the largest bell-shaped flowers of any Weigela and are stunning on the backdrop of fade-resistant, dark wine foliage.
Sonic Bloom Wine Weigela™ is deciduous and a slightly later bloomer, making it less susceptible to bud killing by a late frost. This shrub was bred in Michigan and will survive winters down to zone 4 without significant damage. It blooms on either old or new wood, making pruning easy. Weigela florida is an excellent shrub for attracting beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden. Hummingbirds love the color and tubular shape of the flowers, while deer often pass up this shrub for tastier plants.
Sonic Bloom Wine Weigela™ Care
Sonic Bloom Wine™ tolerates partial shade well, but the color of the foliage and heavier blooming require at least 6 hours of full sun exposure. This shrub grows well in a wide range of soil textures and pH levels. Provide about one inch of water a week to help the roots establish quickly. Using a soaker hose or drip irrigation system will make watering more efficient, with less moisture lost to the atmosphere or wet foliage on the plant. Even though Sonic Bloom Weigela is resistant to most diseases, keeping the leaves and flowers dry reduces the risk of disease or pest attacks. Topdress the soil with a granular, slow-release fertilizer for blooming shrubs early in the spring to support nonstop blooming.
Pruning can be done at any point in the growing season. Sonic Bloom Wine™ flowers well on either old or new growth. Early in the spring, light prune any winter-damaged branches as the new foliage breaks bud. Cut back any dead, dying, diseased, or diagonally crossing branches to give the shrub an open vase shape. The thick, older branches should be removed every 2-3 years for overall shrub rejuvenation. This will reinvigorate the growth and spur heavy blooming. There is no need to deadhead spent flowers. The shrub is self-cleaning and produces very little seed.
Sonic Bloom Wine Weigela™ Spacing
Weigela makes an excellent informal hedge for the back of the garden, along a driveway or fence line. The mature height for Sonic Bloom Wine is 4-5 feet, with a narrower spread of 3-4 feet. Place each shrub 40 inches apart on the center when laying out a hedge. Plant Weigela as a specimen shrub with at least a 4-foot radius around it.
Sonic Bloom Wine™ Weigela Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Spring to summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Sonic Bloom Wine™ Weigela|
|Other Name(s): SONIC BLOOM WINE|
|Scientific Name: Weigela florida 'SMNWFG' PPAF; CBRAF|
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 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.
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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
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.