- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
With lime green leaves surrounded by a bold, dark margin, Vinho Verde Weigela was a hit in its trial stages. Now, this new weigela variety is available to buy and fill any landscape with two-toned green leaves and burgundy spring flowers. The variegated leaves are reminiscent of a crisp wine, and the unique name is based on a special wine from Portugal. The shrubs offer a colorful splash on a tidy, mounded shrub to suit nearly any landscaping style.
At maturity, this weigela will reach 3 to 5 feet high and around. Although its flowers eventually fall off in winter, the plant delivers color through fall and leaves return in spring in zones 5 through 8. It’s an easy-care shrub that packs plenty of variegated leaves to frame an entryway, stand out under a window, or serve as a backdrop for lower-growing flowering plants.
Vinho Verde Weigela Care
Being deer resistant adds to Vinho Verde Weigela’s versatility. Give it plenty of sun (at least 6 hours each day) to achieve the lime green/nearly black foliage effect. Choose a spot with soil that drains well and has moderately acidic to average pH. When planting, add a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help suppress weeds and keep its roots cool and moist in summer heat.
Weigelas are notoriously easy-care shrubs, and this new sport is no exception. Prune out dead or damaged branches if needed in spring, and prune to maintain its rounded shape after spring flowers fade. Then, just enjoy it by giving it consistent water when needed (only during dry periods after the first season) and fertilize once in spring with a slow-release, granular formula.
Vinho Verde Weigela Spacing
If planting a border or hedge with Vinho Verde Weigelas, be sure to consider their mature size and place the shrubs no closer than 3 feet apart.
Vinho Verde™ Weigela Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Red
|Flower Description: Reddish Pink
|Bloom Period: Early Summer, Late Spring
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Black, Green
|Foliage Description: Green With Black Edges
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Vinho Verde™ Weigela
|Scientific Name: Weigela florida 'SMNWFBGV' 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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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.