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Minor Black Weigela Overview
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Minor Black Weigela

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SKU
100017

Dark and rich!  

Minor Black Weigela (Weigela florida 'Verweig 3' PPAF) 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 leaved 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 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.

This is both a spreader and a mounder which means that it will mound up to a diminutive 18 inches tall but spread 24 or so inches. It isn’t aggressive but plays well with other groundcovers and perennials. It covers the feet of taller, lankier shrubs with great style. 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.

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!)

You’ll want to order several if these beauties because they make a grand show repeated throughout your border.

This one is small in size but makes a huge impact! Order yours today!

* Easy care
* Non-fading dark leaves
* Pollinators love it
* Dwarf
* Nice flower display

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
Size Volume
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 Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Minor Black Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Verweig 3'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Soil Type Any soil, well drained
Moisture Water well to establish, additional moisture as needed
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Rose pink
Foliage Color Purplish black aging to bronze
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple