Weigela Sonic Bloom® Red Description
Attract hummingbirds from spring to frost with Sonic Bloom® Red weigela. It blooms in spring, along with other weigela, but then comes roaring back with bright red flowers through summer and fall. That means it feeds hummingbirds all summer long, too! This is a medium-large sized weigela that is ideal to plant as a flowering hedge or specimen. Anywhere you plant it, you’ll be delighted with the color and performance of this relooming weigela.
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 'Verweig 6'
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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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- Season of interest:
Specimen, Hedge, Perennial gardens
- Patent: USPP 25,132
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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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