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Q.Weigela Lying Flat Instead Of Upright

Zone Boyertown, PA 19512 | wkr502 added on May 19, 2024 | Answered

We have two ruby weigela bushes we planted late last Spring. They are doing well with lots of blooms but the branches are lying on the ground instead of upright. What’s wrong?

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Answered on May 20, 2024

This is likely due to a few things. Some weigelas naturally have arching branches, especially when loaded with heavy blooms. Lack of pruning can also make branches too long and weak. To fix this, you can stake the branches or use plant supports to help them stand up. Prune them after they finish blooming to keep them strong and tidy. Also, make sure you're not overdoing it with nitrogen fertilizer, and water deeply but not too often. Mulching around the base can help too by keeping the soil in good shape.



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