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Spilled Wine® Weigela

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An impressive variety that forms a low mounded shrub with deep dark foliage that doesn’t fade to green; hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in spring; very showy, ideal for the mixed garden border

Characteristics

Species:
florida
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Weigela
Cultivar:
Bokraspiwi
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
hot pink
Flower Form:
trumpet
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark red
Fall Color:
burgundy
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Spilled Wine® Weigela features showy clusters of hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with buttery yellow anthers along the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive dark red deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Spilled Wine® 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

Spilled Wine® Weigela will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. 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.

Spilled Wine® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. 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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