Top Questions About Weigela Shrubs

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Questions About Weigela Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 12, 2011

Q. Pruning Shrubs

I have shrubs across the front of my home. Not sure the name (may be weigela), but the bottom is hearty and low to the ground with shoots of woody stems growing up from the centers. I want them to be tall like the shoots, but they don’t appear very healthy. The bottom looks better. I plan on fertilizing them but would like to prune before spring kicks in. Any advice? I live in North Carolina.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 14, 2011
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It appears that you have a variegated weigela. This article will help you with pruning:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/pruning-weigela.htm

To make it taller but fuller, simply trim the top only lightly.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2011

Q. Weigela Shrub

Can you tell me if I can cut the shrub back NOW. It doesn’t flower enough and has looked woody for the past couple of years because I’m not sure how to trim it. Please tell me how far I can cut it and will we see flowers this year. We have it in full sun.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2011
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If you do not mind losing this year's blooms, it is ok to prune now. At the bottom of this article, there is a section on rejuvenation. That is the type of pruning you need to do: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/pruning-weigela.htm

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Asked by
smiley on
April 20, 2011

Q. Will Deer Eat Weiglea and Snowball Plants

Will deer eat weiglea and snowball plants?

Answered by
Heather on
April 21, 2011
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Yes, both of these plants are deer resistant. While deer are not fond of them, a hungry deer will eat anything. It is just these plants would not be their first choice.

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Asked by
lily34b on
June 17, 2011

Q. Weigela With No Flowers

I have a one year old weigela with no flowers on some of the stems. I started to trim them but notice they are still green. Should I leave them or cut them off?

Answered by
pink on
June 20, 2011
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Try giving it some bone meal and I would keep the new growth on and only cut off the dead ones, this is just a suggestion as I don't have one but I'm thinking about getting one as I think they are beautiful and this is what I would do if I had one, good luck with your weigela

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 27, 2011

Q. Transplanting Times

When is the best time of year to transplant a weigela? We live in southeast Michigan.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 27, 2011
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I would consider transplanting your shrub in spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 24, 2011

Q. Weigela Bushes

When should I transplant a weigela bush? I have one I want to move to a different spot.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 24, 2011
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I would consider transplanting your shrub in spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 2, 2011

Q. Pruning Weigela

How do you prune weigela shrubs as well as a gardenia plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 3, 2011
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