Wine And Roses Weigela Problems (5 Remedies)

Root drowning, Insect attack, sun scald, fungal infection, and slow growth are the main problems for Wine And Roses Weigela. But if you take proper care, the problem can be overcome easily.

Good news: I am here to help you to deal with these problems in the most effective ways.

Quick Overview of Wine And Roses Weigela Problems

Reasons  Solutions 
Root Drowning Install proper drainage
Insect attack Use insecticide accordingly
Sun scald Arrange shading 
Infection  Use copper-based fungicides
Slow growth Use 5-3-3 fertilizer

1. Root Drowning Due to Improper Water Management

Wine and Roses Weigela is quite sensitive to water management in your garden. Poor water management improvises that they won’t be drained properly. As a result, there will be water accumulation in the bed of the plantation. 

It is very important to provide the right amount of water so the plant doesn’t go through the difference of water and at the same time the water gets drilled out without impacting the roots.


Wine and Roses Weigela is a bushy plant that might make it difficult for you to recognize if there is water accumulation in the roots. But there are some other symptoms that can help you to recognize the problem. 

In the leaves of Wine and Roses Weigela, you will find small bumps or blisters due to edema.

This happens as the roots observed too much water from the soil. These happen when the absorbed water cannot get evaporated at the same rate as they are absorbed.


The trick to solve the root drowning problem is a special bed for the planting of Wine and Roses Weigela.

For this, you will have to prepare a bed that elevates in the middle where you plant the roots and other slides. This way the excess water slides down after getting observed by the soil.

There is also a certain way you will have to plant Wine and Roses Weigela so that the water doesn’t have access to excess water.

  • Try to dig a hole in the soil that is two to three times the breadth of the root balls.
  • Now ensure that the depth of the soil is just the size of the root ball. 
  • Plant the roots ensuring that the root ball is roughly leveling the soil.

Once you are done with the planting, water them regularly. It is always wise to water your Wine and Roses Weigela in the morning so that excess water can evaporate in the daylight. 

2. Sun Scald

SunScald is actually sunburned for plants during the winter season. When it’s winter season Wine and Roses Weigela loses all its leaves. 

Even though it’s winter, the sun rises. Especially when it’s a sunny day when there is no fog and the sun is shining brightly it raises the temperature of the plant. 

On a sunny day when there are no leaves in the plant, the rise of temperature increases the activities in the steam area.

Sometimes it also participates in the photosynthesis process. During the night time after a sunny day, these activities are restricted and the steam starts to cool down. 

The change in temperature causes tissue damage in the plant. Sun Scald is more prominent among the newly transplanted plants and the young plants. 


The symptoms of Sun Scald are visible on the stem. The bark of the steam will dry up and get cracked. This dried bark will be loose and it will seem like you can just remove them with your bare hand. 

Sometimes in extreme cases, the whole plant seems to be dead due to lack of water. In this case, watering the plants won’t help rather it will rot the stem. 


The first thing you can use is wrapping the plant with commercial tree wrap. For more convenience try to use light-colored or see-through plastic tree protection.

If your Wine and Roses Weigela is bushy then rather than wrapping you can create shades.

Burlap sheets are a great product to make the shade. Rather than creating the shade over the head of the plants you can put steaks on the ground and the Shading on the south-facing side. 

With this, you will get a shade that is necessary for the plant to avoid sun scald and provide the necessary sunlight that is needed for your plants to stay alive. 

3. Bug Attacks

Bug attacks can turn out to be very vicious for Wine and Roses Weigela plants. Depending on your wish but have attacked the plant you need to take steps likewise.

Here you will get to know the symptoms of different bug attacks and how to deal with them. 


In the Wine and Roses, Weigela plants that have been attacked by mealybugs, you will find Fancy cotton masses on the leaves, stems, and branches.

Also, the leaves of the plant will turn yellow and the vigor of the plant will reduce. 


Using the alcohol-dipped cotton ball, remove the visible mealybugs. Clean all the possible places, even the stem gaps. 

Make a solution of 1 cup rubbing alcohol,  2 to 3 drops of Dish soap, and 1 quart of water. Spray the solution all over the plant.

Spray them directly and generously living on the visible mealybugs. Also, apply this spray all over the plant without any blank space. 

Four-Lined Plant Bugs

4 Lined Plant bugs are yellow and black colored striped bugs. Due to the attack of 4 Lined Plant bugs, you will find irregular 10 spots on the foliage.

Also during the new stage, it will have Orange or red color spots along with black spots.


The solution to the four-lined plant bug is first removing the damaged part of the plants and then using pesticides.

You can use insecticidal soap on the nymphs and pyrethrins on both adults and nymphs. In case of a severe attack, you can also use cyhalothrin, bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, and permethrin.  

No matter which product you are using you will need to apply the insecticides directly to the bugs to kill them. 

Root Nematodes

To detect the root nematodes you might need to dig up the soil as they feed on the roots. But two major symptoms of root nematode infection are stunted plant growth and the color change of the leaves to reddish yellow. 


There are special pesticides available to do with root nematodes. Once you identify the presence you will need to apply the pesticides into the soil in liquid form. 

Also, the most preventive measure is to mix Neem oil with the soil before planting. Do the reapplication once a week. This will also keep the other pesticides away. 


Aphids are found under the leaves. They also leave some residue that attracts other bugs. The long-term effect of the bug can cause tissue damage. It helps to spread out the infecting agent into the plant. 

The most visible symptoms of aphids are the foliage will turn to yellow color and curl up. 


The first solution is to apply a heavy stream of water to the plant. It helps to dislocate them and find the plant back. 

It is also effective to apply a solution of neem oil, insecticidal soap, and horticulture oil. Applying this solution directly to the aphids will kill the bug. 

You will also find some insecticides that are specially manufactured for aphids. Applied these insecticides as per instruction in the packaging. 

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are metallic green colored bugs that come in medium size. The effect of Japanese beetles is quite visible on the leaves of Wine and Roses Weigela plants. These bugs feed on the leaves of the plants.

Once the bugs feed on the lives they leave a lacy or net-like appearance. They don’t harm the stem but the leaves only. 


To reduce the number of Japanese beetles you can set a DIY trap. You can set flowers like marigold, Evening Primrose, or knotweed. Some traps can be bought online. You can even hand-pick the buck. 

There are also several pesticides available that you can spray on your plants to get rid of  Japanese beetles. All these pesticides must be based on pyrethrin or neem oil. 

4. Plant Infections

Sometimes the plants get affected by some diseases that need to be dealt with to keep the plant healthy. Here are some infections that your Wine and Roses Weigela plants can get and solutions to them. 

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungal infection on Wine and Roses Weigela plants. You will see a gray surface on the leaves. Once the infection increases you will also see the leaf curling. 


To get rid of powdery mildew the best fungicide to use is Chlorothalonil. Also, fungicides containing Copper and sulfur work great. 


Anthracnose shows symptoms like having black spots on the leaves and stems. The black spots don’t appear all of a sudden. Rather at first, you will see brown spots all over the leaves. And then gradually the colors will darken.

Also, there is a possibility that the dark spots on the leaves will start to rot. 


The very first approach towards anthracnose is to get rid of the infected plants in your garden as soon as possible.

If it is just one plant that has got affected then try to get rid of the leaves and the stems or the parts of the plant that are affected.  

The next step is to apply copper-based fungicides. But make sure that the level of copper on the soil doesn’t reach the toxic level.  

Root Rot

Root Rot is a disease that can cause a nutrient deficiency in your plant. With this disease Wine and Roses, Weigela plants fail to absorb nutrients from the soil. 

Due to root rot, the foliage will turn yellow. Also, they will fall off. The plant will even topple over. 


The first thing is to get rid of the rotted root as much as possible. You can use a scissor to dream of the roots and then again replant. 

You also need to sterilize the soil with insecticides. If you prefer the natural way then use a mixture of neem oil and water. You can also use edible soda to sterilize the soil. 

5. Slow Growth

Without a suitable environment, it is difficult for Wine and Roses Weigela plants to grow properly. These plants actually can survive in all sorts of soil. But it needs an adequate amount of water with a proper drainage system. 


Depending on the type of Wine and Roses Weigela plants can grow 6 to 8 feet. In case of slow growth, the plant will not even get to an average size. It will also not increase in the breath as a mature plant. 


To get the proper growth it is very important that you ensure proper nutrients. Wine and Roses Weigela plants need nitrogen, Phosphorus, and potassium in adequate amounts.

For recovering from a nutrient deficiency you can provide fertilizers like Miracle-gro or Milorganite.

Depending on your preference for water-soluble or granular fertilizer you can switch between these two. Boost the growth 5-3-3 is the best fertilizer that is made from organic materials.

Basic Requirement for Wine and Roses Weigela Plants

Requirement  Scale 
pH of soil  6 to 7
Sunlight  At least 6 hours 
Watering time In the morning. 
Fertilizer  Must contain phosphorus, potassium and manganese.
Moisture of soil  Low to medium 


Why Is My Weigela Dying?

Assuming you see pass on the back on large numbers of your branches your Weigela could be kicking the bucket because of the tree curse. Weigela may likewise pass on because of root decay on the off chance that the plant is overwatered.

How Much Water Does a Weigela Need?

Weigela has moderate watering needs and favors 1 to 2 inches of precipitation for seven days. On the off chance that your region doesn’t get essentially an inch of downpour seven days, supplemental watering might be fundamental.

What Do You Do With Weigela in the Winter?

In the late fall or pre-winter, chopping down the dead branches inside the Weigela by around 20 percent is helpful. This will revive and restore the plant for sound blossoming in the accompanying spring.

Why Is My Weigela Not Growing?

Weigela fills best in full sun. Too minimal light and the plant won’t sprout; a lot of light can likewise be harmful. Plants in regions with serious evening daylight should be put in regions that get morning sun and evening concealment.

Final Words

Before the wedding about the solution to Wine and Roses Weigela problems try to identify them with your basic knowledge provided in the post.

To avoid any sort of problem, always ensure the water and sunlight requirements of the Wine and Roses Weigela plants. 

Some homemade remedies like neem oil or using baking soda can go a long way.

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