Weigela Sonic Bloom® Ghost Description
One of the most colorful weigela ever! Sonic Bloom® Ghost® weigela is a truly extraordinary plant. Though it looks like most other weigela in early spring, it explodes into a show of hundreds of red blooms in late spring. As the summer develops, its green foliage takes on the most incredible glowing chartreuse color, and that’s what earned it its supernatural name. Best yet, it is a powerful rebloomer, with a very heavy crop of more bright red flowers that are even showier, thanks to the eerie glow of the chartreuse foliage. We have grown it for years and can attest that it is a truly special plant.
About the Sonic Bloom® series: These reblooming weigela were specially selected by Proven Winners from plant breeders around the world for outstanding performance. Not only do reblooming weigela give you way more flowers than conventional types, their prolonged summer and autumn bloom attract hummingbirds during peak season. They bloom about as much as a landscape rose, but with none of the problems!
Special features: Deer resistant, Foliage plant, Attracts hummingbirds
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- Botanical name: Weigela florida 'Carlton'
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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:
4-5' tall and wide
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- Foliage color:
Green, turning chartreuse in summer
- Season of interest:
Specimen, Hedge, Perennial gardens
- Patent: USPP 20,025
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Soil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Leaf edges will turn brown if exposed to very dry or very hot conditions.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade
Space: Min. 4' 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 their spring bloom. 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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