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    Tango Weigela

    Weigela florida 'Tango'

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    Tango Weigela (Weigela florida 'Tango') at Hartman Companies

    Tango Weigela flowers

    Tango Weigela flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Tango Weigela (Weigela florida 'Tango') at Hartman Companies

    Tango Weigela in bloom

    Tango Weigela in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Description:

    A distinguished and hardy spring-flowering shrub, smothered in cherry-red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats which attract hummingbirds; attractive purple-green foliage all season long on a compact and mounded garden shrub; needs full sun

    Ornamental Features

    Tango Weigela features showy clusters of cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has attractive deep purple-tipped dark green foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Tango Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    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.

    Tango Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Tango Weigela will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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.

    Tango Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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