- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Classy like a glass of fine red wine, the Tuxedo™ Weigela, also known as the Date Night™ Tuxedo™ Weigela, blooms beautiful tubular white flowers with a hint of soft peachy tones. The shrub’s one-of-a-kind foliage comprises deep purple leaves, so dark they almost appear black in some areas. The contrast between the bright flowers and mysterious foliage makes this shrub a showstopper in a mixed garden bed. With a maximum height of 5 feet and a spread of 4 feet, your flowers will begin growing between the middle of May and June.
With its moderate growth rate, your fragrant Tuxedo™ Weigela will grow approximately 12 to 24 inches per year. Native to Eastern Asia, this deciduous shrub is deer resistant and does not require much maintenance. In rare cases, it may become infected with a fungal disease which will cause the plant to start drying from the bottom upwards. To remedy this, you can spray your shrub with an organic fungicide, which is safe for children and animals. This drought-tolerant plant can be used for perennial or shrub borders, foundation planting, and along pathways. Your shrub is likely to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Tuxedo™ Weigela Plant Care
To plant your shrub, dig a hole that is double the width of the pot it came in and make sure it is deep enough so that the top of the root ball is aligned with the ground around it. Use well-draining soil and ensure that your shrub is planted in an area where it can take in at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sun on a daily basis. This shrub doesn’t require a specific pH level but grows best with a soil pH ranging from 5.5 to 7.5. Although not necessary, you can fertilize your shrub a single time with an all-purpose fertilizer, preferably during early springtime when the leaves begin sprouting.
You can trim your Tuxedo™ Weigela during the spring after the threat of frost has passed. You should carefully cut off the seed pods belonging to the flowers that grew the previous year. Doing so will encourage new growth and keep your shrub in optimal condition. Furthermore, you can also prune it to achieve a more desirable shape. To rejuvenate your shrub, locate any branches that appear aged or woody and trim them from the base. Be careful not to trim more than a third of your shrub’s total branches.
Tuxedo™ Weigela Plant Spacing
You should space your Tuxedo™ Weigela shrubs roughly 24 to 30 inches apart. This will ensure your shrubs’ branches can grow out comfortably.
Tuxedo™ Weigela Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|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): White|
|Flower Description: Pure White|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Bloomin' Easy|
|Common Name: Tuxedo™ Weigela|
|Scientific Name: WEIGELA X DN `TUXEDO`|
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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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.