Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Weigela responds well to hard renovative pruning where necessary and should be pruned immediately after flowering in late spring/summer. Pruning at this time will ensure that next year's flower growth will develop in abundance as Weigela flowers develop on the new wood that grows from summer onwards.
If your Weigela plant does not bloom well, it may be that pruning has not been sufficient the previous year or that the wood is too old and thick. In this case, you can rejuvenate the plant by cutting the larger, thicker stems back quite severely to their base to encourage new wood to grow. The best time to do this is January to February when the plant is dormant but not in freezing conditions.
Plants that have not been sufficiently pruned for a number of years and are made up mostly of wood 1 inch in thickness or bigger benefit from being cut back all round to around 4-5" above the soil line after which they can re-establish. This can take a year or two so patience is required. The end result however will be a renewed, healthier plant with more abundant flowers and a good basis for growth year on year as long as regular seasonal pruning is undertaken.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that delivery times are currently 2-5 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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