Weigela Midnight Wine® Description
Midnight Wine® weigela offers the darkest foliage of any weigela. It’s almost black! Leaves emerge with a distinctive wavy edge that also provides great texture. Midnight Wine is also one of the smallest weigela on the market, naturally growing as a tiny little mound just 1.5’ tall and wide. It flowers very little, but its dramatic foliage more than makes up for it.
Plant this unique weigela from Proven Winners as a ground cover, edging, or container plant. We recommend pairing it with perennials, ground covers, or other low-growing shrubs to really help its deeply colorful foliage pop. Go bold and pair it with yellow, or play it safe with green or another purple – you’ll find lots of uses for this versatile little weigela.
Special features: Deer resistant, Foliage plant
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- Botanical name: Weigela florida 'Elvera'
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- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Soil type:
Not fussy about soil, but grows best in moist, well-drained spots.
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- Height x width:
1-1.5' tall and 2' wide
- Flower color:
Pink (but primarily a foliage plant)
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- Season of interest:
Specimen, Ground cover, Containers, Perennial gardens
- Patent: USPP 12,217
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates some dryness once established.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Space: Min. 2' apart.
Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases 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: Weigela bloom on old wood so should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least 5 years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep it producing vigorous young growth. Note: weigela 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.
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