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My Monet® Weigela

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This is one hot little performer, with beautiful deep rose-purple trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in late spring along the branches of a dense and compact shrub, demands a place at the front of the border, attracts hummingbirds

Characteristics

Species:
florida
Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Weigela
Cultivar:
Verweig
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Form:
trumpet
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
brick red
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

My Monet® Weigela is covered in stunning clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow anthers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive white-variegated green foliage with hints of pink. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

My Monet® Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

My Monet® Weigela will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

My Monet® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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