Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionBetween the white flowers and dark foliage, Wine & Spirits™ weigela (Weigela florida) may be your new favorite landscape shrub (it is ours!). Dark burgundy or near-black foliage provides interest from spring to fall. It serves as the perfect backdrop to light green flower buds, which bloom into white tubular flowers in late spring. This new variety from Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs puts a refreshing twist on the beloved Wine & Roses weigela, and we're sure it will become an instant classic, too.
You're not the only one that will admire weigelas in your landscape. Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the flowers. Weigelas are undemanding deciduous shrubs that are easy to grow and deer resistant, making them an easy choice for your garden. Simply plant them in a sunny spot and enjoy!DetailsBotanical name: Weigela florida 'SMNWFGC' Patent #: PP#34,358 Common name: Weigela Zone: 4 – 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3-5′ tall and wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Black and burgundy Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Late Spring, early summer Features: Rabbit resistant, proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, border, container How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Sun (6+ hours direct sunlight a day) Water: Average Space: 5-6' Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases the likelihood of winter damage to any new growth the plant puts on as a result. Winterizing: A good 2-3″ layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Weigela bloom on old wood, so they should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least five years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep producing vigorous young growth.
Note: Weigelas are one of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, so don’t panic if you aren’t seeing signs of life, even if everything else in your yard has started to grow.