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Weigela Florida Bristol Ruby

July 20th, 2014 by Trisha

weigela florida bristol ruby

Weigela Florida Bristol Ruby

“This thing is still flowering!?” Because this plant is so popular, I’m constantly cutting my weigela florida bristol ruby to make more. It seems the more I cut it, the more it flowers. One year, it flowered ALL summer long. Not too shabby for a spring flowering shrub.

A breathtaking sight in spring, it’s absolutely covered with hundreds of ruby-red, trumpet shaped flowers from May, through June and into early July. Add a vivid splash of color to your garden.

It’s well formed, growing more upright than many other varieties of Weigela. It’s very hardy and thrives just about anywhere in any soil. And boy does it grow fast! Some of our customers report that it grew a couple feet in just a year.

Prefers full sun but will tolerate some light shade. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Provides a beautiful cut flower for your bouquet.

Will handle pruning if done immediately after blooms fade. Proper pruning and shaping is important for weigela to look beautiful. This will maintain good branch structure and encourage reblooming. You want a strong, open, upright branch structure at the base, so it can hold its lovely weeping branches at the top without flopping to the ground. It’s easily done and FUN to prune. Weigela tolerates hard pruning well, and actually does better for it. Gorgeous used as a flowing hedge or border, or as a beautiful exhibit of color in your spring landscape. Give it adequate space, Weigela dislikes crowding.

Growth Rate: Fast!

Lighting Height Spread Soil Type Hardiness
Sun – Part Shade 4-8′ 4-6′ Well Drained Zone 4-9
Planting & Care: Dig hole twice the width of pot. Loosen soil and roots on the bottom of the root ball. Don’t plant too deep. Plant level with surrounding soil. Cover area with 3″ of mulch. Keep mulch 5″ away from trunk. Water in well. Keep a regular watering schedule throughout the first growing season to establish good roots.

 

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