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When And How To Prune Your Weigela Plant
Weigela plants are a perfect addition to any home landscaping scene, but when these decorative bushes are healthy, they can overgrow and take up a lot of space.
Their growth speed and size make it essential to properly prune them once a year, with late spring and early summer after the blooming season has subsided being the ideal time.
When pruning, remove any overgrowth, dead foliage, and excess branches. However, never remove more than ⅓ of a weigela bush, as it can cause the plant to be stressed.
Pruning at the end of spring and the beginning of summer ensures that your current flowers have had enough time to blossom and avoids removing branches of next year’s flowers.
During this time, you can spot overgrowth and signs of dead foliage. Unlike healthy branches, dead ones will stick out in the warm months because they can’t grow leaves or flowers.
Once you identified the problem areas, snip after growth points or where one branch splits in two while remembering not to remove more than ⅓ of the bush.