Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda
Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda
Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda
Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda
Weigela Ebony and Ivory Velda

Weigela Ebony and Ivory 'Velda'

An Excellent low growing, spreading shrub
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • A wonderful low growing, spreading variety.
  • Naturally compact and perfect to bring your patio, balcony or terrace containers to life.
  • Unique deep green, purple tinted foliage.
  • Gorgeous white, trumpet shaped flowers in early summer are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready to plant out
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Product Description

The colouring of this weigela is certainly unusual, with rich dark green foliage that takes on hints of deep purple as the summer progresses, it's a delightfully compact, low growing, spreading flowering shrub that will bring you months of colour with the most beautiful leaves and flowers.

The foliage forms a wonderfully contrasting backdrop for the red-throated, white trumpet shaped flowers that covers the stems in early summer, great for livening up the front of the border and will also do well in pots. Recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators' the flowers a favourite with butterflies and bees.

Fully winter hardy, really easy to grow and always giving good results so makes the perfect plant for new gardeners or those who prefer to spend less time maintaining and more time enjoying.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Weigelas are happiest in a sheltered position in fertile, slightly moist and well-drained soil, preferably in full sun or dappled, light shade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Weigela Ebony and Ivory 'Velda':

  • Before planting, incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the soil.
  • Plant Weigela at the same depth as they were planted in their pots.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, use the best compost you can buy and add some sand or grit for drainage and to weigh the pot down.

 

Aftercare Advice for Weigela:

  • If growing in a container, ensure that the plant is kept well-watered, even through the winter - do not allow the soil to dry out.

 

Pruning Advice for Weigela:

  • Naturally branching so no need for time-consuming pruning, just cut back after flowering; cut back flowering branches by at least two thirds to encourage growth of new shoots that will flower in the following season.
  • On older plants, remove one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
100cm
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Weigela Ebony and Ivory 'Velda'
Weigela Ebony and Ivory 'Velda'
9cm Pot
Item: 510844
Only £8.99