Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-5' Width/Spread: 3-5'

Drama and elegance delivered in a way that only variegated plants can manage. Vinho Verde® weigela is just the simple, moody plant you need at the front of the border. Each leaf is edged with a thick black line and when observed all together, the foliage is captivating. Dark reddish-pink flowers appear in late spring for a time, but the variegation is the true star. With its perfectly rounded habit, you won’t need to prune it to shape. It makes a great fit for the middle of the border and looks fabulous planted as a drift or in a low hedge.

Why grow Vinho Verde® weigela?

  • Dramatic variegation
  • Easy care
  • Deer resistant


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.


5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green, Purple






Full Sun


Average, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Late Spring


Borders, Edging, Erosion Control, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Slope


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Landscape plant

Blooms On

New wood


Tim Wood

SKU: 94720 Plant Type: 

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