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My Monet Sunset Weigela

Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset'

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My Monet Sunset Weigela (Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset' foliage

Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset' foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

This low growing variety is grown primarily for its colorful foliage; golden leaves turn stunning shades of pink, orange, and red in fall; occasional rose pink trumpet-shaped flowers in spring; ideal for the mixed garden border

Ornamental Features

My Monet Sunset Weigela has attractive gold foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding orange in the fall. It features dainty clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches in late spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

My Monet Sunset 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.

My Monet Sunset Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

My Monet Sunset Weigela will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. 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.

My Monet Sunset Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. 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.

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