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Weigela florida 'SMNWFMS'

Weigela - Midnight Wine Shine®

If you grew Midnight Wine®, it's time to switch to Midnight Wine Shine®. This is an improved selection with darker, extremely glossy foliage. Its parentage comes from the Canadian variety so it has excellent hardiness and is less prone to tip dieback. While its flowers are a bit better than Midnight Wine, the plant is grown for its attractive foliage and habit making it a great replacement for Berberis in places where it's banned.

Key Plant Details

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Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

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Light Requirement:

Sun

moisture

Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

1-2 feet in height, 2-3 foot spread

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Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate

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Flower Color:

Pink

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Bloom Time:

Spring

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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Late to leaf out in spring. May require a bit of pruning to clean up winter damage - wait until new growth appears to do so.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Blooms on old wood - prune as needed after flowering. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.

Care Tips - Soil:

Adapts to any well-drained site.

Care Tips - Uses:

Shrub borders; mixed borders; hedges; specimen; foundation plantings.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

4-8