Snippet Lime® Weigela
Weigela florida 'VUKOZ047213'
Snippet Lime® Weigela flowers
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Height: 24 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Snippet® Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This is an extraordinary cultivar that forms a compact rounded shrub with luminous lime green foliage; lovely, shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers re-bloom all season and attract hummingbirds; ideal for mixed borders or containers
Snippet Lime® Weigela features showy clusters of shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with white anthers along the branches from late spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. It has attractive lime green foliage with hints of chartreuse. The serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Snippet Lime® Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Snippet Lime® Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Snippet Lime® Weigela will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Snippet Lime® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.