Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela

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A heavy bloomer that becomes a feast for hummingbirds and pollinators, the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® selection Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela (Weigela florida 'Carlton'), features foliage that is almost supernatural in color!

The remarkable lemon-yellow foliage magically turns to a ghostly, iridescent butter yellow as the summer progresses. The striking blood-red flowers appear in spring and are preceded by equally impressive buds that are deep, dark red in color! And in case you needed more - Ghost® sporadically reblooms during the summer into fall! Much to the delight of your pollinators and beneficial insects!

Readily growing throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, Ghost® forms a rounded 4-5 foot tall and wide graceful form! These flowering deciduous ornamentals are just the bright pop of color your landscape needs!

Planting and Application:

Easy to grow and very heavy-blooming, this shrub deserves a prominent position in your landscape. The vivid foliage and deeply hued blooms really stand out against darker evergreens, as an ornamental hedge along an outbuilding, and will make your foundation plantings for fantastic curb appeal! Mix and match with other Sonic Bloom® Weigela for a varied mixed border in front of a hedge or dark evergreens for a dramatic display!

Turn a secluded spot in the sideyard or around a seating area, into a creative "getaway" to relax in! Then, pop a few of these special bushes at the back and sides to shield your guests with a blissful sense of privacy. Take back your front yard with a small nook for entertaining. Receive guests and neighbors in gracious style.

Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela is easy to grow and makes an excellent pollinator plant in the landscape! Get ready with your camera, because pollinators and Hummingbirds will flock to your Sonic Bloom®, but deer will pass it by. Set up some hummingbird feeders and a comfy chair, because you're about to find out quickly why groups of hummers are referred to as 'charms'!

  • Jewel Tone Deep Reddish-Pink Blooms
  • Funnel-Shaped Blossoms Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Heavy Blooming & Reblooming - Late Spring & Fall!
  • Dramatic Lemon-Yellow Iridescent Leaves
  • Colorful Accents & Hedges, Specimens & Curb Appeal!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

You'll get the best flowering from your Weigela shrubs in full sun. Give them at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for peak performance, although they'll tolerate some light shade. Plant it in well-drained soil. Give your plants good air circulation, and top dress with a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch, but please pull the mulch away from touching the stems directly. The only thing this freaky plant will scare is the deer! Blooming on both new and old wood, a light pruning after the first flowers fade will encourage repeat flowering. Keep your shrubs healthy and young with renewal pruning. Simply prune out one or two of the thickest, oldest branches all the way to the ground after the first wave of blooms are done. You never need to deadhead the spent blooms, either! This self-sufficient beauty just keeps on giving without any extra care needed.

  • Happy, Energetic Shrub in Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Cold-Hardy, Easy Care, Low-Maintenance
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

From the experts at Proven Winners® ColorChoice®, the vivid lemony lime foliage and dark reddish blooms of the Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela will light up your landscape! Order enough for your next project today from Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela is a flowering shrub that appreciates well-drained soil with moderate moisture access in full sun, but also tolerates partial shade.

How big can Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela grow?

The Sonic Bloom® Ghost® can reach up to 4 - 5 feet in height and width in optimal growing conditions!

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Sonic Bloom® Ghost® will bloom in the spring with a rebloom in the late summer or fall.

Are Weigela shrubs good for pollinators and hummingbirds?

The Weigela is a pollinator-friendly shrub and feeds hummingbirds with nectar-rich trumpet-shaped blooms!

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
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70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Sonic Bloom® Ghost® Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Carlton'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green & Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes