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Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela

Weigela florida 'WoFR'

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Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'WoFR') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela foliage

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'WoFR') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela flowers

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Date Night Series

Description:

A flashy variety that forms a low mounded shrub with bronze-green new foliage that transitions to orange, then crimson red; hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in spring; very showy, ideal for the mixed garden border

Ornamental Features

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela features showy clusters of hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with buttery yellow anthers along the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive orange-variegated deciduous crimson foliage with hints of coppery-bronze which emerges green in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Date Night™ Strobe™ 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.

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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. 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.

Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features