Top Questions About Weigela Shrubs

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Weigela Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
September 19, 2018

Q. Planting time of year

Ordered and received small pink splash weigela today with instruction to plant immediately! I live in Ohio, this is Sept., will it die over the winter?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 19, 2018
A.

Plant ASAP in soil that you have enriched with compost and/or sphagnum peat moss. Water well. Roots continue to settle in until the ground freezes so you have time. Don't let the soil dry out all the way through to the ground freezing. Roots that are low in moisture are subject to winter kill. When it goes dormant (I'm assuming you did not get a bare root plant) and leaves fall, cover the base and immediate surrounding area with several inches of wood mulch, straw or shredded/chopped leaves. This is only necessary the first year. It helps to prevent freeze and thaw cycles that can heave a new planting. Enjoy your new weigela.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../weigela/growing-weigela.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Anonymous on
October 18, 2018

Q. Pruning weigelas

These two statements appear in the explanation for pruning weigelas:

\”Trimming weigela bushes right after they bloom will keep you from inadvertently pruning off next year’s flowers.\”

\”Pruning weigelas after blooming means that you will be pruning before the blooming wood has a chance to grow.\”

Are these contradictory, or am I misunderstanding?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 18, 2018
A.

These two statements compliment each other. The first statement, in broad terms, states that pruning after the blooms fall off will keep you from cutting new blooming shoots off, because the next blooming shoots will not have formed yet, and the second statement reiterates that.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
October 27, 2018

Q. Survival for winter

With winter coming and we just planted them this spring….. how or what should I do with them , so they survive though the winter months? Thx. The shrub I have is my monet

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 28, 2018
A.

Weigela are cold hardy in Ohio. No special prep is needed. All plants need water when autumn or early winter weather leave the soil dry. If roots dry out, the shrub is much more susceptible to winter kill.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
jkiggell00 on
January 28, 2019
Johannesburg, South Afica

Q. Can I prune a Weigela in late January – late summer in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I thought that yearly pruning took place in late summer and that early spring should be avoided.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
January 28, 2019
A.

Here is a good, general rule. Prune spring-flowering shrubs like weigela right after they bloom. Summer bloomers can be pruned while dormant or in very early spring. Many spring bloomers flower on buds and wood that formed last summer and fall so pruning in early spring removes blossoms. Of course, if you are willing to have a year with lower blossom count, weigela can be spring-pruned. This makes sense, to me, because it is much easier to see which branches need to be removed before there are leaves on the shrub. For this reason, I sometimes remove an old branch down to the ground or thin a crowded area in late winter. I wait until after bloom to reduce the overall size of the shrub. This compromise works well for my weigela.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Laurey on
January 30, 2019
77328

Q. Need help to identify a plant

Green & white spear shaped leaves with a faint hint of pink on some edges. No bloom no fruit, etc. Largest leaves are the size of a dollar bill.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 31, 2019
A.

It appears to me to be a Variegated Weigela shrub.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/growing-weigela.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
February 7, 2019

Q. Weigelia pruning

I know I should prune my old weigelias in June after flowering but that is an inconvient time of year for me. If I prune them in February what will happen to them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 7, 2019
A.

If you want to wait to prune them, then you can do so as soon as you start to see new growth. This would be a good time to prune if you missed the fall deadline. Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/growing-weigela.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
March 27, 2019

Q. Pruning weigela

In your pruning instructions below… where exactly is the part I’m to cut? Can you send me a pic so I can see where?

” make sure that when you prune weigela branches that you cut them back to a point where two branches meet.”

Read more at Gardening Know How: Trimming Weigela – Tips For Pruning Weigela Bushes https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/pruning-weigela.htm

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 27, 2019
A.

If your weigela is big enough to have multiple branches, then you will want to cut the branches where they meet at the v section leaving just a small piece of branch. If it is still a single stem, or very young, then you can cut down to your preferred height, right above where a leaf is, or was. Even if you do make a cut in the wrong location, it will not do any damage. The guidelines suggest the best way to make it look its best. It won't be dangerous to cut slightly out of place.

00
Was this answer useful?
1 12 13 14 15 16 17
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More