Should weigela be cut back in the fall?
Prune weigela in the late fall or early spring. You can prune the weigela before it blooms to promote more flowers this year or after it blooms to promote stronger growth during the next blooming season. Weigela should not be pruned after mid-July.
When can you cut back a weigela?
It is best to prune weigela shrubs in the late spring after they have finished blooming. Trimming weigela bushes right after they bloom will keep you from inadvertently pruning off next year’s flowers. This is because weigela blooms on wood that it is a year old.
How do you care for a weigela plant?
To help your weigela thrive, plant it in moist soil that drains well. Add plenty of compost or composted manure to the planting bed to help enrich soil and improve drainage. Weigela adapts fairly well to any soil, although you’ll see strongest growth and flowering on plants in ideal conditions.
Do hummingbirds like weigela?
Weigela. The showy blooms of weigela (Weigela florida) come in pink, red, yellow, lavender or white, depending on cultivar, and appear in mid to late spring. Weigela thrives in full sun and also attracts hummingbirds.
Does weigela grow fast?
Modern-day Weigela hybrids and cultivars are hardy, fast-growing and very easy to propagate and grow. In fact, it does quite well in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 10. Interestingly most people use the botanical plant name Weigela also as its common name weigela.
Can weigela grow in pots?
Dwarf varieties of Weigela grow well in containers and may decorate your full sun area with attractive blooms. Dwarf Weigela care is similar to that of the regular specimen. Both ground and container planted specimens need regular watering as part of Weigela care.
How fast do weigela grow?
24″ per year
Growth rate is moderate: 12–24″ per year depending upon conditions. CULTURE: Grow Weigela in full sun to partial shade and average garden soil with good drainage. Space 24–30″ apart. Fertilize just once, in early spring, with 5-10-5 or 5-10-10.
How tall does weigela grow?
The old fashioned weigela grows to a height of 6–9′ and a spread of 9–12′ at maturity.
Do weigela bushes spread?
Height/Spread: Arching, upright, mounding or spreading habit; size varies from 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide, up to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide.