Maroon Swoon® Weigela
Breathtaking Color, Easy Care Maroon Swoon® Weigela
- Profuse Maroon Red Blooms
- Fragrant Flowers
- Rich Deep Green Foliage
- Hummingbird and Butterfly Magnet
- Neat, Smaller Size Perfect for Smaller Landscapes
- Great in Containers
- Excellent Series of Profuse Blooming Weigelas
- Cold Hardy Shrub
- Carefree and Easy to Grow
- Pest Free
Crave color, but don’t have space for a large flowering shrub? Try the fabulous reblooming Maroon Swoon® Weigela (Weigela x Slingco 2') 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.
Use them in containers on your patio, or as a low hedge. 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 growth 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 persist throughout the summer and into autumn.
Prolific Maroon Swoon Weigela can make you “swoon” with its breathtaking, deep maroon color and exceptional performance. Order today!
How to Use Maroon Swoon® Weigela in the Landscape
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 produce massive amounts of blooms.
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.
Even just one gives a stunning splash of deep color that will persist all season. Use in patio pots on your porch or along your pool deck. You will love the look!
Try these excellent shorter woody deciduous shrubs on either side of your entrance. Maroon Swoon Weigela are very modern foundation plants that effortlessly highlight your home.
Don’t forget to include some Maroon Swoon in your hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens. Add to cutting gardens as the dramatic flowers are wonderful in arrangements.
#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 a well-drained soil and a moderate amount of water on a regular basis.
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 grow and provide the most amazing blooms for you, your family, friends and all those little hummingbirds and butterflies. Order yours today and get started!
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.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Weigela x 'Slingco 2'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, Purple|