My Monet is a patented variety of the common Weigela shrub that's hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 6 and can be grown directly in the ground or in pots. Bred by Proven Winners, the plant is popular for its small size--it only reaches a height of 18 inches--and colorful green-and-pink foliage. Annual feeding can help maintain your Weigela shrub's health and ensure proper growth for years of enjoyment.
Mix 2 inches of aged compost into your My Monet's garden area or pot. Compost both feeds the plant's roots and boosts the soil's ability to retain moisture, thereby keeping your Weigela hydrated.
Fertilize the My Monet shrub with any standard slow-release shrub fertilizer, available from all garden stores and nurseries. Apply the plant food in the early spring to give the shrub the extra nutrients it needs as it enters its spring growth period, following the fertilizer's labeled guidelines since potency varies by fertilizer brand.
Water the Weigela shrub after applying the fertilizer. This helps carry the fertilizer nutrients to the plant's root level and minimizes the chances of nitrogen burns.