MIDNIGHT WINE SHINE® Weigela

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 1-1.5' Width/Spread: 2-2.5'

This is an improvement over Midnight Wine® 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.


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Light: It gets the best foliage color and highest bloom count in full sun.

Soil: Adaptable to most soils, except those that stay wet.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Rejuvenation pruning every 3 to 5 years is recommended – this is the process of removing 1/3 of the thickest branches all the way to the ground. Maintains its habit naturally, no need to prune to shape.

Other: Makes a great cut flower or foliage filler for arrangements.

Botanical Name

Weigela florida 'SMNWFMS' PP#26,922, CBR#5944

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Purple

Height

1-1.5'

Width/Spread

2-2.5'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Ground Cover, Mass Planting, Rock gardens

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Foliage interest

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