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.
It appears that you have a variegated weigela. This article will help you with pruning:
To make it taller but fuller, simply trim the top only lightly.
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.
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
Will deer eat weiglea and snowball plants?
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.
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?
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
When is the best time of year to transplant a weigela? We live in southeast Michigan.
When should I transplant a weigela bush? I have one I want to move to a different spot.
How do you prune weigela shrubs as well as a gardenia plant?
Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/pruning-weigela.htm