Use sharp pruning shears and spray your plants with a fungicide.
It can also be enjoyed as an accent plant or used for a dramatic mass planting. It is fast growing and trouble free, making it an easy way to add season long color to the garden.
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Wine & Roses Weigela florida 'Alexandra' USPP 10, Can 2,/5(57). Hand pruners can handle stems up to 3/4 inch thick, loppers can tackle branches up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and a pruning saw can be the best choice for large stems at the base of an Missing: Callahan FL.
Cut out all old, dead and/or crossing stems at their base with the loppers or hand pruners. Hand pruners easily cut branches up to 3/4 inch in diameter, and loppers handle stems up to 1 1/2 inches Missing: Callahan FL. Weigela florida Wine & Roses is a striking deciduous shrub noted for its foliage of narrowly ovate, shiny, dark purple leaves all season long. In spring and throughout the summer, rosy-pink flowers are produced in great quantities and make for a striking contrast. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds.
Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is perfect to add a splash of radiant Hardiness: What's My Zone? Jan 02, Bush roses, mini floribunda roses, and the grandifloras should all be trimmed by giving the plant a simple “haircut.”. Cut the plant back by no more than one-third and remove any diseased stems and all the leaves on the plant. Removing the leaves eliminates any insect problems and forces the plant to produce new canes.
Oct 22, 4. Prune to Shape Your Weigela. Pruning is important for managing your plant. You will want to prune the weigela in late summer, removing any twiggy growth that sticks out from the round shape you are trying to achieve. Generally, little pruning is needed during the first few years of the Wine & Roses Weigela’s bushnotch.clubg: Callahan FL. Cut at a degree angle, about 1/4-inch above buds that face away from the center of the bush.
Your goal is to open up the center, so the plants get plenty of sunlight and good air circulation. Shrub roses can be pruned with electric hedge trimmers by trimming off about a third of the bushnotch.clubg: Callahan FL. Nov 12, If you are pruning weigela bushes for rejuvenation, find the branches of the bush that are old and woody.
Typically, you are looking for branches 1 ½ inches (4 cm.) thick or bigger. Trim these older branches out from their base on the weigela plant. When doing rejuvenation, do not trim more than one-third of the branches out from the bushnotch.clubg: Callahan FL.