Answer: It may be too early in the season to be worried about your Weigela. Plants take their cue from the weather and many won't produce leaves until they've experience a few weeks of 50 plus degree weather. Weigela is no different - they won't wake up from their winter's nap until both the soil and the air temperatures warm up a bit. As soon as they develop leaves, they'll burst into bloom. That can be anytime between April and late May in western Washington.
It's best to prune Weigela immediately after it has finished blooming. If you prune it now, you'll be cutting off this spring's flowers. Wait until after it has finished flowering and then cut back the entire plant about halfway. This will encourage a dense, bushy growth habit and the shrub will produce lots of side shoots, which will flower the following spring.
Best wishes with your Weigela!
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