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How to Prune Wine & Rose Weigela

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Overview

"Wine & Roses" is a patented variety of weigela (Weigela florida), a flowering shrub. The deep, burgundy foliage and rose-pink flowers give the plant its name, while its low maintenance, pest and disease resistance and attraction to butterflies give it a place in many residential landscapes. "Wine & Roses" weigela grows up to 5 feet tall and can be pruned to into hedges, borders or grown as a garden accent.

Step 1

Remove any dead or damaged stems by cutting them back to the main branch.

Step 2

Trim off any stems that cross over others.

Step 3

Cut off any shoots thinner than the majority of the others. If a shoot appears thin and weak, cut it back to its point of origin.

Step 4

Prune the entire "Wine & Roses" shrub back by one-third after the blooming period. This will encourage the plant to produce new growth and may also cause a second bloom this season.

Step 5

Rake the planting area free of leaves, branches and other garden detritus after pruning and water the "Wine & Roses" weigela until the water puddles.

Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears
  • Rake

References

  • Royal Horticultural Society: Trees and Shrubs
  • Spring Meadow Nursery: Wine & Roses Weigela
  • "‬Landscape Management:‭ ‬Planting and Maintenance of Trees,‭ ‬Shrubs and Turfgrass"; ‬James R.‭ ‬Feucht and Jack D.‭ ‬Butler‭; ‬1988
Keywords: Wine & Roses, prune weigela shrub, trim weigela shrub

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Victoria Hunter, a former broadcaster and real estate agent, has provided audio and written services to both small businesses and large corporations, worldwide. Hunter is a freelance writer specializing in the real estate industry. She devotes her spare time to her other passions: gardening and cooking. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing.