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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

VERY FINE WINE®

Weigela

Weigela florida

'SMWFDFPD'

USPP 32,223; CBRAF

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Very Fine Wine with is new darker foliage and 1000s of bright pink flowers
  • Heavy bloomer
  • New darker foliage
  • Deer resistant
Description

Northern growers have long appreciated the hardiness of Fine Wine, but we've always wished it was better. This plant solves our dilemma; it maintains the superior hardiness but comes with darker foliage and better flowering.

USDA Zone
4-8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
2-2.5'
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. 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.