Weigela Maroon Swoon
Weigela 'Maroon Swoon' photo courtesy of Blooming Easy


'Maroon Swoon' Weigela features masses of exceptionally dark maroon flowers and a tidy, compact form make that make it an excellent shrub for landscapes or patios with limited space. The fragrant flowers appear in late spring and again in autumn and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Weigelas are reliable performers, with few maintenance requirements and minimal pest issues. This hardy little shrub also features rich, deep green foliage that complement the trumpet-shaped blooms. 

  • Height: 1.2 -1.5 m (4 - 5 ft)
  • Spread: 91 - 122cm - (3-4ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 5 hours of full sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring with rebloom
  • Leaf Colour: dark green
  • Bloom Colour: deep red
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: hummingbirds and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Weigela are fast growing, easy care shrubs that are adaptable to a range of soil conditions. They are happiest in average well drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate very light shade. They are  also somewhat tolerant of clay soil. They should be pruned after flowering to shape them. The shrub benefits from a rejuvenation pruning every few years.To do this, cut the oldest, biggest stems down to ground level in late winter. Never remove more than one third of the shrub in any year.