The Red Weigelia Shrub is all about the pretty, blooming boldly with brilliant red color against dark green foliage and eye-catching details.
Its trumpet-like blooms appear in spring, and this easy to plant, easy-going deciduous bush can grow up to eight feet tall and 10 feet wide, making it ideal in elegant hedging or as a colorful lot line screen.
The shrub from the Caprifoliaceae family is adored by delicate hummingbirds and butterflies that hover around the lipstick red blooms to drink from its nectar. It's a fast-growing plant with low maintenance that enjoys being located in full sun. Experts advise purchasing this shrub for planting zones 4 - 8 with normal soil conditions and placing each four to five feet apart for optimum success. Water needs include a routine weekly or more often in extreme heat. The proper time to fertilize is before new growth starts in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer.
The Red Weigelia Shrub is a compact bush that offers a cottage, rustic appeal for one's landscaping design.
It grows upright resembling a vase shape but also provides dreamy, cascading branches that add interest and depth to a garden or property. The shrub is a beautiful companion to plants like Salvia (Salvia), Coneflower (Echinacea) and Barberry (Berberis). Some people adorn their yards with the favorite shrub in containers for lovely accents of scarlet.
Blooming time for the Red Weigelia Shrub is long lasting which makes it appealing to one's landscape. There are two showy appearances, one in late spring and after summer begins to wane. Also, the flowers don't fade like other blooms but maintain their red beauty for weeks. Even the foliage is distinctive, featuring large oblong, four and one- half inch green leaves that look lush even when the shrub is not in bloom.
Red Weigelia Shrub