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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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WINE & SPIRITS™

Weigela

Weigela florida

'SMNWFGC'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Wine and Spirits weigela has white flowers and black foliage creating a unique contrast. Wine and Spirits weigela blooming in a landscape. The white flowers of Wine and Spirits weigela. Wine and Spirits weigela combines white trumpet shaped blooms and purple black foliage. Wine and Spirits weigela covered in white flowers in late spring.
  • Dark foliage
  • White flowers
  • Deer resistant
Description

Wine & Spirits weigela is one of our favorite new plants. An update on our classic Wine & Roses weigela, this vigorous, handsome variety combines even more dramatic dark foliage with crisp white-green flowers. A real showstopper in the garden center and landscape.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3 - 5'
Width
3 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring/early summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Black
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.