Minor Black Weigela

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Like a little black dress for your garden! The Minor Black Weigela (Weigela florida 'Verweig 3') is about to take over your beds and borders with unmatched style! Beautifully rich and dark, this low-growing Weigela has foliage that vividly contrasts your green and gold-leafed plants and unites your purple and maroon-leaved shrubs.

Minor Black keeps its rich color all summer long and even busts out in lovely rose-pink, trumpet-shaped blooms that hummingbirds and butterflies can't resist. This is a perfect shrub for foundation plantings, the front of your borders and beds and anywhere that you want hot new texture and color.

In the spring, the leaves emerge almost black and then turn deep maroon as the summer wears on and the heat turns up. By mid-summer, olive-green streaks may tattoo the leaves but the foundational black sheen is always present.

Planting and Application:

Minor Black Weigela isn't aggressive but plays well with other groundcovers and perennials. It covers the feet of taller, lankier shrubs with great style. Ideal border and edging plants, these only reach a mature height and width of 1-2 feet! Line a pathway or walkway with these easy-going beauties, or use them to skirt mailboxes, flagpoles or birdbaths! Fantastic small-scale shrubs for a row in front of a row of evergreens or your home's foundation planting!

The tubular blooms are just the right size and shape for pollinators and they combine rosy and pinkish tones that maximize their showiness against the dark leaves. This is the perfect shrub to locate under your hummingbird feeder! Add to upscale cottage and pollinator gardens or even use these tiny shrubs in patio planters, front porch pots and as an addition to your container gardening on rooftops and balconies! They fit nearly anywhere!

  • Dark & Rich Coloration!
  • Near Black Leaves & Bright Pink Blooms
  • Easy Care
  • Pollinators & Hummingbirds Love It
  • Small & Compact

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These smaller plants won't outgrow an area or take up a lot of your time! Space-saving and low-maintenance, they just need a full sun or part shade location that has good drainage and consistent moisture!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Slow Growing Space Saver
  • About Any Well-Drained Moist Soil
  • Prune After Bloom
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds

You'll want to order several of these beauties because they make a grand show repeated throughout your garden. This one is small in size but makes a huge impact! Order yours from NatureHills.com today and dress up your landscape with rich, dramatic hues!

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
#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 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Minor Black Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Verweig 3'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Adaptable to Any Soil
Moisture Water well to establish
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Rose pink
Foliage Color Purplish Black Aging to Bronze
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering