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First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela

Weigela florida 'Bokrashine'

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First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bokrashine') at Gertens

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela flowers

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela flowers

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First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bokrashine') at Gertens

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela in bloom

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela in bloom

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First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bokrashine') at Gertens

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela foliage

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela foliage

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Brand:  First Editions

Description:

This is a magnificent cultivar that forms a stately mounded shrub with rich burgundy-purple glossy foliage all season long, contrasting pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in spring; very, very showy, ideal for the mixed garden border

Ornamental Features

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with buttery yellow anthers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive burgundy deciduous foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

First Editions® Shining Sensation™ Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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. 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.

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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features