Fine Wine® Weigela
Do you love the Wine & Roses Weigela but need a smaller variety? The Fine Wine Dwarf Weigela is perfect for smaller areas and also in containers. It's a great flowering shrub for mixed planting borders and foundation plantings.
The Fine Wine Dwarf Weigela produces dark pink, lush flowers throughout the spring into summer. The dark green to purple foliage really make the flowers stand out. This Weigela is deer resistant, attracts butterflies, and provides you with season long color.
Where Should I Plant This Weigela?
Plant this adaptable Weigela in a spot with well drained soil and full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 4-8.
How To Fertilize Fine Wine Weigela
Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Weigela?
Ligustrum, hygrangeas, and barberry are great companions for this weigela which also looks great in nice planters around a patio area.
Spring or fall are ideal times to plant your Fine Wine Dwarf Weigela. However, as long as you avoid extreme temperature you can plant almost anytime of the year.
The Fine Wine Weigela thrives in full to part sun and moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, weigelas are drought tolerant. However, they will perform best if you keep your weigela watered once weekly when there is no rain in spring and summer. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. This dwarf variety isn't likely to need pruning. However, if you would like to prune your Fine Wine Weigela, prune in late winter.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and mealy bugs are insects that can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Weigelas can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
Plant this dwarf weigela with a variety companion shrubs for a nice pop in color
Its a great flowering shrub for around your home. It will reach heights of 2-3 feet tall and about 2-3 feet wide. Plant in clusters or just as an accent shrub. Prune after flowering and supply a high quality slow release fertilizer starting in spring.
If you have some nice planters around your patio, try adding Fine Wine Dwarf Weigela. They are sure to bring your outdoor living area to life!
For additional options, be sure to browse our Weigela collection.