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Weigela
Weigela florida 'Tango'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Weigela (wy-GEE-la) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tango
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hopkins, Minnesota

North Augusta, South Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Tango blooms heavily in early summer and will then bloom sporadically through the rest of the summer. They grow fairly low, so sometimes I prop up the branches to get them off the ground. I like the foliage and flower color and their small size. They don't seem to have any pest or disease issues, but there is a little bit of die-back in our zone 4a winters.

Neutral

On Nov 21, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Tango' is one of a group of new, mostly dwarf cultivars, developed in Canada. They are called the 'Canadian Dance Series' (includes the cultivars 'Minuet', 'Rumba' and 'Samba'). 'Tango' is quite hardy (zone 4) with purplish-brown foliage and an abundance of purplish-pink flowers. Plants are compact, rarely exceeding 3 feet. This cultivar is readily available in my area.