Plant ID forum: Shrub with dark leaves and hot pink flowers

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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Apr 26, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Could someone please tell me what this is? It is growing/now blooming in my daughter's yard in Northern Virginia, Zone 7a. She bought a house with some plants I don't recognize. This is one of them!
Thanks.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2017 9:49 PM CST

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Looks like a Weigela, possibly Weigela (Weigela florida Wine & RosesĀ®). Click to see photos.
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Frillylily
Apr 26, 2017 10:14 PM CST
Wine and Roses, and think twice before planting a row of them. A single shrub is pretty. I planted a whole row of these about 100ft from my house. From my kitchen window the dark foliage makes it appear as though I have a row of dead bushes. Thumbs down They are pretty when they bloom-for about 2 wks, the rest of the year, they just look like dead shrubs to me. There are also variegated varieties of these and I have tried several only to have them grow quite a bit of stems that are not variegated at all. So I also would not recommend those. 2 varieties I have had and loved were Red Prince and White Knight. These are pretty cheap shrubs, you can pick them up at Lowes or such. Do not prune them back until after they flower, spring trimming will cut off what will bloom. Pruning them will not harm the shrub though, just lose you some blooms. They lose their leaves in the winter. I have never had any of these be invasive in any way.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2017 10:52 PM CST

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I like bronze foliage against lime greens, Wine & Roses is perhaps best as a single specimen.

These are the three I have and I love them.

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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
Birds Echinacea Composter Foliage Fan Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Critters Allowed Cat Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Dragonflies
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Muddy1
Apr 27, 2017 9:20 PM CST
Thanks for the ID and pruning advice, Suzanne and Frillylily!


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