- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
A new variety that takes the best of wine and Roses Weigela—and, if possible, makes it even better—Wine and Spirits Weigela adds fine drama to any garden. Landscape designers often talk about mixing colors and textures for dramatic effect. With this weigela, you can achieve that effect with a single shrub! It features deep, wine-colored foliage fronted by bright whitish-green flowers in late spring to early summer.
Growing to nearly 5 feet tall and wide, Wine and Spirits can be shaped into a shrub-like appearance or a more sprawling and natural spread. This show stopping shrub can serve as the focal point of a garden bed or as a medium-height border if planted in a group. Aside from its striking color contrast, the shrub’s foliage is fragrant but not attractive to hungry deer. It should thrive in zones 4 through 8, losing leaves in late fall and greening up in spring.
Wine and Spirits Weigela Care
Give your weigela plenty of room to grow and stand out. Be sure to plant it in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sun each day during its growing season. It can grow in average to partly acidic soil, as long as the soil drains well. For best health, cover the ground below the plant with a few inches of organic mulch.
Your weigela needs consistent watering, a little more in the first year or during peak heat and drought. After it’s established, it will seldom need irrigation. Add a balanced slow-release fertilizer to the base of the plant each spring to encourage growth and blooms. Prune out dead
Wine and Spirits Weigela Spacing
Give Wine and Spirits plenty of room to spread and for air flow, which should be about 2.5 to 3 feet on all sides. To achieve a border effect, place the plant a little closer together.
Wine & Spirits™ Weigela Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 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): White|
|Flower Description: Reddish Pink|
|Bloom Period: Early Summer to Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Black, Purple|
|Foliage Description: Dark purplish black|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Wine & Spirits™ Weigela|
|Scientific Name: Weigela florida 'SMNWFGC' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
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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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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.