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Weigela - Rumba / Size 1
Rumba Weigela

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2021
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 14" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $5.50

Product Code: WEIRUM1

Weigela florida 'Rumba'

Overall Description

Rumba Weigela is a flowering shrub that is well known to be prolific bloomer of bubble gum pink colored trumpet shaped blooms that have a yellow throat / center. Blooming season typically starts in mid to late April here in East TN, and stays at a good peak for a good 4 - 6 weeks, after which you will still have sporadic re-blooming throughout the remainder of the summer season. But bloom numbers will not be as prolific as they are during the peak bloom season. Blooms attract hummingbirds & butterflies, and can be encouraged to re-bloom through removal of old expired flowers.

Growth habit for the Rumba Weigela is nice & compact - definitely an improved shape & branching habit when compared to the standard Old fashioned Weigela shrubs our grandparents grew back in the day, lol. Semi dwarf mature size makes Rumba Weigela a good viable option for use as a foreground accent, foundation plantings, and even works well when used as a container specimen to be placed on patios, porches, or even planted into concrete flower boxes. Rumba Weigela is not picky, and will grow just about anywhere that has decent soil that drains adequately. Foliage is a very light yellow / green color with purple shaded edges - very unusual pattern, and very attractive as well. Foliage is typical shape of most all Weigela varieties. Rumba's foliage is definitely nice, but the main feature of this wonderful hardy little shrub is the pink blooms that show in huge masses throughout the entire spring season. Outstanding color!!

We suggest a very aggressive pruning in late winter, to help the shrub keep a nice, neat shape and maximize new branching. Blooms will form fastest, and be more prolific, on current year's new growth

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 3 1/2 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 8" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun is best for maximum foliage & bloom color. But will also accept partial shade. Purple tinted leaf edges will fade in areas of lower sun exposure.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - very adaptable. Soil must be well drained though. Mulch well in fall & winter.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - broadleaf. Unique light yellow / green serrated foliage has good color, and displays nice purple tinged edges in areas with good full sun exposure.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - blooms are trumpet shaped, Color is a nice deep rosy pink color, and average approximately 1 1/4" - 1 1/2" in length. Blooms also have a light yellow throat / center, giving them a bit of contrast. Sporadic re-blooming occurs throughout the entire summer, but can be encouraged through removal of old, expired flowers after peak bloom has finished.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious diseases or pests have been reported. Leaf spot has been very occasionally observed in areas with high moisture, especially during overnight hours. Would be wise to keep an occasional eye out for a rogue Japanese Beetle here or there.

--Recommended Spacing :
No specific spacing recommendations - all depends on the exact use that the planting is intended for. We recommend spacing these about 4 - 5 ft apart for use as a foreground, or multiple accent planting scenario. Feel free to e-mail us with project specifications for custom recommendations.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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