There are straggly branches on my weigela. Where should I trim and when?

There are straggly branches on my weigela. Where should I trim and when?

If there are a couple of branches driving you crazy now, go ahead and trim them back.

If you want to give your weigela a better shape for the years to come, wait until early spring. Once the weather warms up and the risk of a freeze is over, it will be time to prune all the branches. Give it a uniform shape and size. A spring pruning may throw off the timing of the flowers next year but, all in all, your weigela will be much better looking. Our planting and care guide has additional tips for growing healthy plants.

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Amy

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