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Sonic Boom® Red Weigela

You Can't Resist Endless Cherry Red Blooms

  • Blooms and Reblooms from spring to fall with no deadheading
  • Amazing pop of color for your home
  • So easy to grow!
  • Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your garden!
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Who can resist an endless bounty of cherry red flowers?  We definitely can't! The Sonic Boom Red Weigela blooms and reblooms from spring through fall with no deadheading required!

Add a perfect pop of color to your landscape for 3 seasons with the hardy and stunning Sonic Boom Weigela.  Butterflies and Hummingbirds will flock to your colorful yard.

The Sonic Boom Red Weigela thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable to any well-draining soil.  This weigela is deer resistant and very easy to grow.  While it performs best in moist soil the Sonic Boom Weigela is drought tolerant once established.  This weigela is prized by the novice and the avid gardener alike for its beauty and low maintenance care.

With a max height and spread of 5 feet the Sonic Boom Weigela can perk up your landscape just about anywhere.  For a blanket of red for all to see try a heavenly hedge, a magnificent mass planting, or a beautiful border!  The Sonic Boom Red is a standout for a foundation plantings or accents as well.  Go for a color and texture rich mixed bed and plant with a mix of junipers and abelias.

RED RED RED for MONTHS with the Sonic Boom Weigela!  Get yours today.  These best sellers will go fast!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Proven Winners
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Red
Botanical Name Sonic Bloom® Red Weigela florida 'Verweig 6' USPP 25,132, Can 4,716

How To Care for your new Sonic Boom® Red Weigela

As long as you avoid extreme temps you can plant your Sonic Boom Red Weigela almost anytime from spring through fall.

This Weigela thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable to any moist, well-drained soil.  Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing.  Once established, weigelas are drought tolerant.  However, they will perform best if you keep your weigela watered once weekly when there is no rain in spring and summer.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and help keep the soil moist.  Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. If you want to prune your weigela do so after flowering has ceased.  Weigelas are deer resistant.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and mealy bugs are insects that can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Weigelas can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Great first experience
The order process was seamless. Plants arrived very well packed for a 6 day journey in 95 degree heat but arrived alive and well. They perked up as soon as planted and watered. Would recommend for plants of this nature
July 24, 2017
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2 months ago
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Liked red flowers...wanted a different variety weigela
Barbara B on Sep 19, 2017
Chose for color and number of blooms.
Ann M on Mar 15, 2017
Liked red flowers...wanted a different variety weigela
Barbara B on Sep 19, 2017
I had a pink weigela at my home years ago, but was afraid the variegated leaves would disappear against the light tan house. This color looks amazing and I need the full sun tolerance
Ingrid J on Jul 26, 2017
Chose for color and number of blooms.
Ann M on Mar 15, 2017
I had a pink weigela at my home years ago, but was afraid the variegated leaves would disappear against the light tan house. This color looks amazing and I need the full sun tolerance
Ingrid J on Jul 26, 2017
Will this plant thrive in SE Michigan - suburb to the NW of Detroit?
Jennifer R on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This plant is cold hardy, ideally growing in zones 4 to 8 so yes it should do well for you there. You are probably a zone 6.
Will this shrub go in front of my wrap-around porch and I pulled out 5 box shrubs? How many would I need here in Wilmington N C, 4 miles from beach and across the road from river??
A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine as long as the spot gets a decent amount of sun. They are moderately salt tolerant. They are about 5 feet wide at maturity. So how many depends on your space and if you want them more like a hedge or individual plants. For tight spacing plant every 4 feet. To see each individual plant, plant about 6 feet apart.
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