Top Questions About Weigela Shrubs

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Questions About Weigela Shrubs

Asked by
Paulaschwartz on
May 1, 2015
Zone 9

Q. Why my weigela doesn’t bloom

The plant has the requirements with water, soil. But no blooms. It’s trimmed annually and is approximately 7 years old.

Answered by
shelley on
May 2, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Has your weigela ever bloomed over the seven years? Do you fertilize your weigela? Is it in full sun or shade? Is the weigela healthy looking otherwise?

Tell me more about how you trim it annually. What time of year do you trim? Weigela blooms on one year old wood. Pruning spring flowering shrubs such as weigela in the fall or winter months can remove flowering wood with buds.

Another reason could be winter dieback which could have negatively impacted the buds that had developed prior to the onset of winter.

For more information on the care of weigela, please visit the following links:

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 22, 2015

Q. Weigela

Our weigela has tons of beautiful blooms. But it is growing outward and flatter (like it has been beaten down) instead of upward and round like a shrub. How do we get it to grow upward and full instead of flat and low to the ground? It isn’t an old bush. It is a few years old and has been pruned a couple of times. Do we tie it up? Or do they just grow this way? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 26, 2015
A.

You should be able to correct or at least improve the shape of your shrub with pruning.

Make sure you prune at the correct time.

Here is a link to help you get started.

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

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Asked by
Myll98 on
May 23, 2015
Newton, New Jersey

Q. Is the weigela deer resistant?

I just bought a new plant in a 2 gallon container and I’m concerned if deer will eat it – in Florida.

Answered by
shelley on
May 24, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

According to extension, weigela is rated as "seldom severely damaged". For a comprehensive list of landscape plants rated by deer resistance, please visit the following link:

https://njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance/

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Asked by
timo on
May 24, 2015
middle eastern NE

Q. weigela

Leaf budded then froze. Some stems have green in them. What, if anything, can I do? Potted plant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 26, 2015
A.

I would go ahead and trim back any dead or damaged branches. Your plant should have survived a light frost and should grow to bloom again next year.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 2, 2015

Q. weigela

I have a two year old variegated weigela. This spring it bloomed beautifully but just this past week I noticed all the leaves turned brown. We’ve had plenty of rain to keep the ground moist. So what could have happened and what can I do now?

Answered by
Heather on
June 3, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This could be due to the rain. Pruning off the dead growth may help. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/pruning-weigela.htm

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Asked by
sueebaxter on
June 18, 2015
EX38 7DD

Q. Brown leaves on Weigela bush

My Weigela has suddenly developed brown leaves on one side of the bush. Do you know the reason for this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2015
A.

Weigela Shrubs can become infected with Mealybug or Gray Mold.
Environmental issues also could cause brown leaves. If it's a new planting Leaf Scorch could be a possibility.
Inspect the plant and I would recommend a Neem Oil treatment. It is both a fungicide and pesticide.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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

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Asked by
stan1bonnie2 on
June 22, 2015
Northern Nevada

Q. Growing zone for dwarf Weigela

Will the weigela live through our freezing winters and come back strong?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 22, 2015
A.

Weigela is hardy down to zone 4.
I grow Weigela in my own zone 4 garden with great success.
Here is an article with more information.

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

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