Looking for a large shrub that blooms throughout summer and doesn’t require much maintenance beyond occasional pruning? Of course you are! Consider Proven Winners Sonic Bloom® Red Weigela wherever your garden could use a burst of red.
Tubular, lipstick red flowers cover this weigela in spring, and due to its large size (about 5’ tall and 6’ wide) the impact is incredible. Because Sonic Bloom® flowers on old and new wood, the show continues until frost with sporadic pops of red. To take advantage of the long bloom season, regular pruning is not recommended for this shrub. If you must prune, do so right after the initial flower explosion in spring.
Full sun and well-drained soil with regular moisture will keep Sonic Bloom® Red performing and blooming its best, but it can tolerate light shade and is fairly adaptable to other soil types. Beautiful alongside other large shrubs in foundation and border plantings and great for hummingbird gardens.
Looking for something smaller? Pink or white blooms more your style? What about dark, dramatic foliage? Weigela does all that and more! We have a large variety of weigelas to choose from with different bloom colors, mature sizes, and foliage colors. Check out our blog on the First Editions® Shining Sensation, a variety with beautiful purple foliage and pink flowers.