Weigela florida ‘spilled wine’
Hot pink flowers that last all spring in a bright, vibrant show…with the Spilled Wine® Weigela, you get some of the most vivid colors imaginable for your landscape. And the best part? There’s virtually no upkeep involved.
That means you get blooms for weeks without any hassle on your part. And because the Spilled Wine® is a dwarf plant, it fits in anywhere. From tight garden corners, borders along your sidewalk, and even in containers on your patio, the Spilled Wine® makes a bold statement.
But it’s perfect for covering large areas too…its low growth habit delivers a huge blanket of blooms every year!
Imagine the promise of eye-catching, stop-in-your-tracks color with virtually no upkeep. Handling cold and heat like a champ, the Spilled Wine® is a must for black thumbs and master gardeners alike. It’s drought-tolerant, thriving through missed waterings, and adaptable to full sun or partial shade. Even deer leave it alone!
Start by choosing an area with full sun to partial shade (at least 4 hours of sunlight daily) and well-drained soil – the Spilled Wine® is adaptable to nearly any type, as long as there’s no standing water and again, will adapt to some shade. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your plant’s roots, place your tree and backfill the soil and then water to settle the roots.
Water your Spilled Wine® regularly during the first growing season, or about once per week. You may need to water more often during times of extreme heat. But if you’re not sure when to water your Weigela, however, simply check the soil about 2 to 3 inches down – if the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.
Fertilize your Spilled Wine® with a slow-release solution before new growth begins in the spring.
Pruning is not necessary for your Spilled Wine® Weigela – simply space your plantings to allow your Weigela to grow naturally. If you want a more formal appearance, prune annually after the second flowering period at the end of summer.
|Mature Height:||2-3 ft|
|Mature Width:||2-3 ft|
|Grows Well in Zones:||4-8|
|Your Growing Zone:||6|