Cutting away old buds will promote the growth of new, stronger.
By Robbi Erickson.
Jul 20, If you are pruning weigela bushes for rejuvenation, find the branches of the bush that are old and woody. Typically, you are looking for branches 1 ½ inches (4 cm.) thick or bigger. Trim these older branches out from their base on the weigela plant. When doing rejuvenation, do not trim more than one-third of the branches out from the treeclear.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
They also bloom intermittently through the summer on the current season’s growth. Weigelas are prone to winter dieback. Carefully examine plants in late winter/early spring and prune out any dead wood. If the weigelas suffer little dieback, remove a few of the largest, oldest stems on large, well-established plants.
Removal of a few large branches in late winter/early spring allows the shrub to bloom in late. When to Prune Late spring or early summer is recommended for weigela pruning- whenever the last flowers have finished blooming. Don’t wait long after they’ve bloomed, either- try to prune the plant immediately. If you wait too long, the plant won’t have ample time to produce buds. Oct 28, How to Prune a Weigela. Step 1 - Use the Pruning Shears Correctly.
Never use electric hedge trimmers on weigela, as this will leave a wide swath of open wounds on stems and Step 2 - Prune to Promote Flowering. Step 3 - Prune to Maintain Shape and Desirable Growth.
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Step 4 - Prune to Remove Dead. Aug 21, Right after flowering ends each year, prune branches that flowered back to a healthy set of lateral shoots. This allows for vigorous growth and flower buds for next year. Some weigelas have. Pruning and deadheading: Remove any dead branches in early spring when the shrub is starting to leaf out. Since weigela blooms on the previous year’s growth, any other pruning and shaping should wait until after spring flowering.
Prune back to a healthy set of lateral shoots, which will allow for vigorous growth and flower buds for next season.