There’s nothing else quite like Vinho Verde™ weigela! After years of positive feedback from trial garden visitors during its evaluation, we're pleased to off this unique selection, characterized by lime green leaves set off with a bold, black margin. Discovered as a variegated sport on a seedling whose parents were golden ‘Briant’s Rubidor’ and burgundy ‘Naomi Campbell’. Like all variegated plants, it will occasionally revert, but it reverts to all black, so will not overgrow the plant. A light crop of red-pink flowers appear in late spring, but the foliage - coupled with an irresistibly neat habit - are the primary reasons to grow this beauty.
Prefers well-drained soils but is fairly adaptable to other soil types. If necessary, prune immediately after the spring bloom. Best flowering occurs in full sun, but light shade isn't harmful, particularly in warmer climates.If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.