3 Litre Pot. Weigela Alexandra.
- RHS: Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering period: May – June
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual height: 2m
- Eventual spread: 2m
Weigela Alexandra or Wine and Roses as is often referred to, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a medium sized, hardy, deciduous ornamental shrub of rounded habit. Early spring sees the arrival of the fresh green, flushed purple foliage, which soon takes on a dark Burgundy colour, the depth of colour intensifying as the season progresses, providing a wonderful contrast to the bright pink clusters of tubular flowers produced freely from May through June. Weigela Alexandra makes a useful addition to the mixed shrub border, with the added bonus of providing well for the butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects.
Looking After Your Weigela Alexandra
Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow ornamental, deciduous garden shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance hardy, shrub which can benefit from a sunny or partially shaded area in all types of garden, from the more informal Cottage planting scheme to the City, Courtyard or coastal gardens. Weigela Alexandra will benefit from planting in a humus rich, fertile and well drained soil within the shrub border,and applying a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost around its base, any pruning required to remove damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape and prevent overcrowding is best achieved after flowering, cutting the stems back to a healthy bud. Apply a general purpose fertiliser during early Spring to encourage fresh healthy new growth.