MIDNIGHT WINE SHINE™

Weigela

Weigela florida

'SMNWFMS'

USPP 26,922; CBR 5944

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  • Glossy foliage
  • Dwarf habit
  • Deer Resistant
Description

If you grew Midnight Wine®, it's time to switch to Midnight Wine Shine™. This is an improved selection with darker, extremely glossy foliage. Its parentage comes from the Canadian variety 'Tango', so it has excellent hardiness and is less prone to tip dieback. While its flowers are a bit better than Midnight Wine, the plant is grown for its attractive foliage and habit making it a great replacement for Berberis in places where it's banned.

USDA Zone 4-8 (-30°F/34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 1-1.5'

Width 2-2.5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Purple

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adapts to any well-drained site.

Pruning Blooms on old wood - prune as needed after flowering, though this very compact, dwarf variety will rarely require it. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.

Uses Shrub borders; mixed borders; edging; groundcover; containers.

Growing Tips Late to leaf out in spring. May require a bit of pruning to clean up winter damage - wait until new growth appears to do so.