Weigela florida Magical Rainbow ('Kolmagira') (PBR)

weigela / weigelia

3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The foliage of this deciduous shrub emerges each spring with a wide creamy yellow margin, but during summer, it takes on pink tones. In late spring and early summer, masses of dark pink buds open to paler pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. Relatively compact and incredibly colourful from spring to autumn, it is great in larger pots as well as mixed borders.

  • Garden care: Once established prune each year in midsummer after flowering, removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.

Clematis alpina

alpine clematis (group 1)

Delightful mid-blue, bell-shaped flowers in April/May

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    I have a 15 year old Weigela which has never been pruned. After flowering this year should I take the pruning shears to it? It's about 2.5m x 2.5m
    Asked on 22/2/2016 by Luke Weedwalker from United Kingdom

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      Hello there
      Usually these plants respond well to pruning which should be done after flowering.
      I would phase the pruning so that you prune one or two of the older stems to the base each year and cut back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 23/2/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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