Weigela in dappled shade?

alina_1June 29, 2007

Hi,

Does anyone grow Weigelas in semi-shade? All my front yard is somewhat shaded. Can I still grow them or they will suffer without ful sun? I am especially interested in 'Wine and Roses', 'Carnival' and 'My Monet'.

TIA,

Alina.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Your only problem is that the purpleleaf ones will be partly green.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 6:17PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Like other shrubs they will be less dense when shaded.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 6:18PM
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alina_1

Thanks Bboy,
I bought 'My Monet' at the local nursery. I will try to plant it in dappled shade hoping for the best. Since it is dwarf, it will be easy to replant...

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 2:04PM
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emj123

I have a Wine & Roses and a Java Red in a shaded area (gets sun for a couple of hours a day at best). Flowering aside, they do well, are nice and full, have uniform growth and have good foliage color. Flowering, however, is minimal (if you blink, you'll miss the blooms).

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 10:26PM
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alina_1

Thanks Emj,
The foliage color is so nice, I can live with short blooming... I will also try to not blink :0)

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 3:10PM
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emj123

Those are my sentiments. Since very little will bloom much in my shaded area anyway, may as well have colorful foliage. I know that weigelas are prized for their blooms, but I think that their colors and forms when they are not in bloom are overlooked.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 10:16PM
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alina_1

I agree. I just bought a 'My Monet' weigela. It is not blooming, but foliage is so beautiful! The plant is dwarf, I beleive it will make a stunning combo with 'Wine and Roses' at the background even without flowers!
Thanks!
Alina.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 11:25AM
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bud_wi

I have Wine and Roses in shade and it is doing fine and flowers. It had a deep purple color to the leaves. I've had it for years and it seems to be a slow grower but I did not want it to get huge anyway. Zone 5 here.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2007 at 1:29PM
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alina_1

Thanks for your inputs! That was really helpful!
Alina.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 11:04AM
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