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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: dark burgundy-purple leaves
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: P.P. #12,217

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Midnight Wine®
Cultivar name: 'Elvera'
Common names
  • Old Fashioned Weigela
  • Weigela

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