Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
The Many Advantages of Growing Weigelia Shrubs In Landscaping
These attractive, easy-care shrubs are native to Asia but have adapted well to life in other parts of the world. Hardy in growing zones 4-8, the flowering weigela (Weigela) will make a colorful addition to any landscape.
Long Lasting Blooms
Weigelias are deciduous shrubs that bear red, funnel-shaped blooms in the spring. The red flowers retain their vivid color as they age, and will remain red until they fall off the shrub.
Under certain growing conditions, the weigelia may produce a second set of blooms in the summer after a light pruning, but they will be sparse and not as vivid red as the spring blooms.
Named for the German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel, this perennial shrub is in the Caprifoliaceae family. A mature weigelia will reach up to 15 feet in height and equally as wide. The shrub tolerates pruning well and can be kept pruned to any desired size. Prune immediately after Bush has dropped all its blooms.
This flowering shrub is ideal for use as a tall privacy hedge or as small foundation plant. Keep it pruned to meet the needs within the landscape.
Plant weigelias in partial shade to provide them with a reprieve from the hot afternoon sun. This perennial shrub is not picky about the soil it grows in either, and will tolerate heavy clay soil.
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Foliage is a pale lemon color throughout the growing season, which is a perfect backdrop color for the bright red blooms.
In fall, the shade of pale yellow turns into a thick butter yellow and has long lasting fall foliage color.
Pest and Disease Resistant
Resistant to deer and most other small animals. No known disease or pest issues plague the weigelias.