SONIC BLOOM® GHOST®

Weigela

Weigela florida

'Carlton'

USPP 20,025; CBR 3860

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  • Reblooming
  • Colorful foliage
  • Deer resistant
Description

A long time favorite here and with our customers, Ghost weigela boasts unrivaled foliage color and vivid flowers. Because of its unusual, other-worldly beauty, we've largely ignored the fact that it has always been an outstanding rebloomer, too. Upgrading it to the Sonic Bloom® series of reblooming weigela is long overdue: enjoy the same amazing ghostly, glowing foliage, lipstick red flowers, abundant rebloom, just with a new name: Sonic Bloom® Ghost® weigela. 

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring; then fall

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Chartreuse

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. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.

Uses Shrub borders; mixed borders; hedges; specimen; foundation plantings.

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. Takes more shade than other weigela, thanks to its chartreuse foliage.