Midnight Wine® Weigela

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SKU
2878

Intense purple-black foliage! The Midnight Wine® Weigela (Weigela florida 'Elvera') is a fantastic Proven Winners® ColorChoice® selection that produces the most intense, dark metallic purple-black foliage you can imagine! You'll enjoy season-long interest and color!

Midnight Wine® Weigela This Weigela is beloved for its consistently dark leaves, mounding habit, and low maintenance! If you can tear your eyes from the dramatic foliage, you'll notice the reddish-pink funnel-shaped blooms that appear in the spring in drifts that almost smother these bushes! Pollinators galore and charms of hummingbirds will flock to these highly ornamental flowering shrubs!

Midnight Wine® Dwarf Weigela is a lovely space-saving mini shrub that grows 12-18 inches in height and just a bit more in width, these are wonderfully adaptable deciduous flowering bushes throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8! After the initial bloom, you may be lucky to enjoy a rebloom later in the season!

Planting and Application:

This marvelous low mounding, dwarf shrub is perfect for use in the front of a border or for edging! It is stunning as an accent plant or for a dramatic mass planting! Weigelas are also effective as a low garden and property-defining hedge for small places. It's perfect as facer plants to hide the leggy stems of larger/older shrubs, or add a shock of color in front of your foundation plantings that bump up the curb appeal with three seasons of color!

The dark foliage highlights the bright blooms, and looks incredibly beautiful paired with evergreens and other Wine® series Weigela! For a brilliant contrast, try pairing it with yellow foliage companions! Add color to Cottage borders, lining walkways and driveways, and insert bright pops of color to Pollinator borders! This pint-sized shrub is also perfect for container gardeners and porch and patio planters!

  • Rosy Pink Trumpet Shaped Blooms
  • Stunning Metallic Purple/Black Foliage!
  • Incredible Space-Saving Dwarf Variety
  • Draws Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Perfect in Planters, Low Hedges, Specimen, Facer Shrubs & Foundations

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Weigela shrubs are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun, Midnight Wine® needs full sun for the best flowering and foliage color but will tolerate very light shade. However, you'll enjoy much better coloration and more blooms in 6 plus hours of direct sunlight a day! Doing best in average garden soils, Weigela enjoys moderate moisture levels. Weigela does need well-drained soils but is not particular on the soil type. Prune to shape immediately after flowering. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture in the ground as well as insulates the root system from heat and chill.

Weigela won't need much pruning, or deadheading in order to rebloom. However, if you wish to give them some pruning, just be sure to do it right after that first spring flush of color. Weigela does benefit from a renewal pruning every few years, with the oldest stems removed that are not as productive to keep the shrub dense, loaded in blooms and lushly covered in foliage.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade Lover
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Easy Care & Low-Maintenance & Deer Resistant
  • Prune After Spring Bloom & No Deadheading Required

Order the incredible Proven Winners® ColorChoice® selection and dwarf ornamental today and enjoy the three seasons of color! The Midnight Wine® Weigela will add dramatic color to your sun garden! Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Midnight Wine® 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 Midnight Wine® Weigela grow?

The Midnight Wine® can reach up to 1-2 feet in height and width in optimal growing conditions!

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Midnight Wine® 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!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Weigela Shrubs for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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

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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
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
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Midnight Wine® Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Elvera'
Type Deciduous
Size Dwarf
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Burgundy - Near Black
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
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