Weigela florida Midnight Wine Shine

Available mid June

Weigela florida Midnight Wine Shine

If you have had trouble with the hardiness of 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 'Tango', 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.  It makes a great replacement for Barberries, more flowers and no thorns!

  • Height: 30-45 cm (24-30 in)
  • Spread: 61-70 cm (24-27in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: Minimum of 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: purple
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: Deer

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.