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Weigela florida 'Merlot Rose'
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Weigela florida 'Merlot Rose'

Create bold, contrasting color with Weigela 'Merlot Rose'. This easy-to-grow compact shrub boasts charming, pink blooms offset by purple-bronze foliage. In addition to its spectacular bloom in late spring and early summer and its handsome foliage all season long, it is adaptable to many soil types and has no serious pest problems. It is easy to grow and presents itself well in a container. Requires full sun to produce abundant flowers which are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies!

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering and foliage color, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.

Height:

24-36 in

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Spread:

36-48 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Weigela florida 'Merlot Rose'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Container
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Purple
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