Maroon Swoon® Weigela

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Crave color, but don't have space for a large flowering shrub? Try the fabulous reblooming Maroon Swoon® Weigela (Weigela x 'Slingco 2' USPP26841) for a profusion of jewel-toned blooms. Don't worry, it will stay nice, tight, and compact, growing in a sweetly mounded shape.

This is one of the new-fashioned Weigelas and we just know you'll fall deeply in love with this exciting selection from Blooming Easy® Date Night™ series. The unusually deep dark maroon flowers are remarkable! And this shrub is just loaded with these rare color blooms. You'll immediately notice the deep maroon red the day the first bloom opens. It's a hot accent to your landscape.

Just be ready to see Hummingbirds and butterflies flocking to this plant! They adore those crimson, bell-shaped flowers, and so will you! The heaviest bloom is later spring and then later summer into fall. Don't worry, you will always be able to find flowers to cut for your indoor bouquets.

Vibrant, chartreuse new foliage matures into summer's rich, green leaves, which are a perfect complement. Much like you would for Roses, be sure to trim some of the lightly serrated foliage to offset the blooms in cut flower arrangements.

Discover Weigela all over again with this mid-sized, ornamental shrub. Any place you put a Maroon Swoon® draws your eye with its fantastic color and long-lasting display that bursts onto the scene in spring and persists throughout the summer and into autumn in USDA growing zones 4 to 8. Taller than wide, this deciduous shrub grows 4-5 feet in height and just 2-3 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Maroon Swoon® Weigela is a terrific plant to create a long, colorful border at the back of your flower bed. Repeat these short shrubs at regular intervals to give your plantings a showy punctuation point that produces massive amounts of blooms.

Try these excellent deciduous shrubs on either side of your entrance. Maroon Swoon® Weigela are very modern foundation plants that effortlessly highlight your home. Use them in containers on your sunny porch or as a low potted hedge. Even just one gives a stunning splash of deep color that will persist all season. Use patio pots on your porch or along your pool deck. You will love the look!

Or, plant them closer together to create a fantastic, informal hedge that flowers all season. Plant them 2 1/2 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Hide those utility boxes and air conditioning units with these colorful, maintenance-free shrubs.

Don't forget to include some Maroon Swoon® in your Butterfly Gardens. Add to cutting gardens as the dramatic flowers are wonderful in arrangements!

  • Excellent Series of Profuse Blooming Weigelas
  • Profuse Maroon-Red Blooms & Reblooms
  • Rich, Deep Green Foliage
  • Fragrant Flowers!
  • Hummingbird & Butterfly Magnet
  • Neat, Smaller Size Perfect for Smaller Landscapes & Containers
  • Hedges & Dramatic Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

While Weigelas will tolerate a position in partial shade, they do bloom best in full sun. Give them at least 4 hours of direct sunlight. Provide well-drained soil and a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Top dress with a thick layer of wood chip mulch, but please take care to ensure the mulch doesn't touch the stems directly.

Because this plant blooms early in the season on last year's wood, it is best pruned in late winter or early spring. If you want to shorten your plant, please wait to remove any of the top growth until after the first round of flowers are finished. Rejuvenate your mature Maroon Swoon® Weigela by pruning out the oldest, fattest stems down to the ground every three years or so. Leave the thin, young stems to provide the most amazing blooms for you, your family, friends, and all those little hummingbirds and butterflies.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil & Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering & Renewal Prune Every 3- 5 Years
  • Deer Seldom Bother These Cold Hardy Shrubs
  • Carefree & Easy to Grow & Pest Free

Breathtaking color! The prolific Blooming Easy® Maroon Swoon® Weigela can make you swoon with its breathtaking color and exceptional performance. Order yours today at Nature Hills and get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Maroon Swoon® flowering shrub appreciates well-drained soil with moderate moisture access in full sun.

How big can Maroon Swoon® Weigela grow?

The Maroon Swoon® can reach 4 - 6 feet in height and in width in optimal growing conditions.

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Maroon Swoon® 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
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Maroon Swoon® Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Weigela x 'Slingco 2' USPP26841
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes