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)
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.