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Weigela in dappled shade?

Posted by alina_1 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 29, 07 at 17:04

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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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 29, 07 at 18:17

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


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  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 29, 07 at 18:18

Like other shrubs they will be less dense when shaded.


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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...


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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).


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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.


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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.


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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.


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RE: Weigela in dappled shade?

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


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