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Wine & Roses® Weigela

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Wine and Roses® Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Alexandra’)A flamboyant new spring-flowering shrub, featuring rosy-pink trumpet-shaped flowers held over deep wine-colored foliage, attracts hummingbirds; a relatively compact shrub, ideal for garden detail use; needs full sun

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
5 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Weigela
Species:
florida
Cultivar:
Alexandra
Flower Color:
hot pink
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark purple
Fall Color:
brick red
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

Wine and Roses® Weigela features showy clusters of hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive deep purple deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Wine and Roses® Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Wine and Roses® Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.

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