Weigela Shrubs

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Asked by Anonymous on March 12, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Will Deer Eat Weiglea and Snowball Plants

Will deer eat weiglea and snowball plants?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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pink

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
Transplanting Times

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would consider transplanting your shrub in spring.

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Asked by Anonymous on October 24, 2011
Weigela Bushes

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would consider transplanting your shrub in spring.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 2, 2011
Pruning Weigela

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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