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Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela
Weigela florida 'Spring 2'
Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Date Night Series
Brand: Bloomin' Easy
A magnificent, late spring blooming shrub, smothered in showy light pink trumpet shaped flowers; attracts hummingbirds; intriguing, dark plum-green foliage stands out in the landscape; excellent in groupings; needs full sun
Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela is covered in stunning clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has attractive grayish green-variegated plum purple foliage with hints of coppery-bronze. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Date Night™ Stunner™ Weigela will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.