How to Grow Weigela Wine and Roses


Wine and roses weigela is a hybrid of the old-fashioned weigela shrub known as weigela florida. Weigela wine and roses is a deciduous shrub that can grow to between 4 and 6 feet tall and is hardy in the USDA Zones 5 to 8. It's recognized by its striking wine- to burgundy-colored leaves and pink, trumped-shaped flowers. When planting weigela wine and roses, make sure it's provided good drainage and full sun for maximum growth and blossoms.

Step 1

Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the container in which the weigela wine and roses plant is growing. If you're planting more than one shrub, space each of the planting holes 6 to 8 feet from one another.

Step 2

Mix a 5-gallon bucket full of aged manure, compost, leaf mold or any other similar natural material into the soil you removed from the planting hole.

Step 3

Remove the weigela wine and roses plant from its container by laying it on its side and using a trowel, small rock, or hammer to tap downwards along the rim of the container, then sliding the container off the root ball.

Step 4

Loosen entangled or matted roots on the root ball using your fingers, then place the weigela wine and roses into the planting hole. Make certain the plant is sitting level and straight, then scoop in soil until the hole is about half full.

Step 5

Pour enough water into the hole until it's about three-quarters full. Let all the water dissipate before proceeding. Scoop in soil around the entire root ball to fill the hole full of soil.

Step 6

Fertilize the weigela wine and roses ten to fourteen days after planting. Use a granular, slow-release fertilizer, such as 12-12-12. Read the instructions carefully, then dilute the spread rate of the fertilizer in half. Make sure you water thoroughly after the application of fertilizer.

Things You'll Need

  • Weigela wine and roses plant
  • Shovel
  • Organic material
  • Trowel


  • Washington State University: Weigela
  • Sunset's Plant Finder: Weigela
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension: Growing Weigela

Who Can Help

  • United States National Arboretum: Planting Zones
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About this Author

Katelyn Lynn is a certified holistic health practitioner who specializes in orthomolecular medicine and preventative modalities. She also has extensive experience in botany and horticulture. Lynn has been writing articles for various websites relating to health and wellness since 2007. She has been published on She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in alternative medicine from Everglades University.