Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-5' Width/Spread: 3-5'

Dark and light unite perfectly in Wine & Spirits® weigela. Creamy white flowers are perfectly set against the matte, dark purple foliage. You can build an entire garden scheme around this dramatic view! Its appeal increases when you see butterflies and hummingbirds enjoying its tubular blooms. They can stop to rest and enjoy just one plant for quite a while, thanks to the sheer number of blooms that pop up during the transition from late spring to early summer. As a vigorous grower, it quickly fills in the middle of the border or a mid-height hedge. It’s easy to pair with other elegant, purple-leaved flowering shrubs and perennials.

Why grow Wine & Spirits® weigela?

  • Dramatic foliage
  • Great pollinator plant
  • 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. Has an irregular habit that looks best when left unpruned.

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

Botanical Name

PP#34,358 | CBRAF, Weigela florida 'SMNWFGC'


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Spring, Summer


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


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

Blooms On

New wood


Megan Mathey

SKU: 95130 Plant Type: 

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