Can handle temperatures down to -34 Celsius or -30 Fahrenheit
Shape: Low mounding
3-4’ tall and 3-4’ wide
Pink, bell-shaped, and fragrant
Yep, it’s a hot one. The full, wing-like leaves start green, then turn fiery red when the cooler autumn temperatures kick in. Sprinkle in some fragrant pink flowers, and you’ve got a unique plant that keeps things interesting throughout spring, summer and fall. Pretty cool in a fiery sort of way — just plant it, water it, and relax.
Uses: This Weigela is compact, so it’s great in the front or middle of a bed, or for alongside a walkway.
Get the most out of your beautiful plant.
If you do the bare minimum of making sure your plant gets some water when it’s hot out in the summer, it will do fine and perform well for you. But to see what its fuller potential can be, here are a few other tips:
An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.
Weigelas don’t need a lot of fertilizer, but they do benefit from a shot of good all purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.
The best time to do a little trimming on your Weigela Wings of Fire is in the fall after you’ve had a chance to enjoy the transforming red foliage.
** Important tip: trim about two inches off the branches, and try to keep the mounding shape the best you can.
Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form on the left sidebar to receive regular updates on basic care for your Wings of Fire. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy.