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Get your glow on

Good vibes will only begin to describe your outdoor space after you bring home Afterglow™ Weigela.

Each spring, beautiful cream and pink blooms cover dark foliage for a one-of-a-kind look. And because it’s low maintenance, compact and naturally tidy, you’ll have more time to sit back, kick your feet up and relax.

Weigela x ‘AZ’, USPPAF, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2020

Hardiness:
Zone 4, can handle temperatures down to -34 Celsius or -30 Fahrenheit

Likes:
Full to part sun, or 4-6 hours of sun per day

Mature Size & Shape:
3-4′ tall and 3-4′ wide, mounding

Flowers: 
Light pink and cream flowers cover sleek dark foliage

Planting and Care

Planting your Afterglow™ Weigela is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.

 

Relax!

To get the most out of your Bloomin’ Easy plant, follow these easy care tips. Sign up for reminders (above) to make it even easier!

Water

Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.

Mulch

Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.

Fertilize

Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic 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.

Prune

In spring, after the threat of frost is over, give your Weigela a trim. You’ll want to at least trim off all the seed pods from last year’s flowers. This will encourage healthy and fresh new growth and flowers. If you don’t like the overall form at this time, you may shape it how you wish.

Relax

We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!

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