Jul 20, With this method of pruning weigela bushes, get a mental picture of how you would like the weigela to look like when you are done.
Then, you can trim off branches as needed to create that shape. You can cut back any one branch of the weigela by one-third each season if you are looking to control shrubpruning.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Mar 05, 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.
Depends on what you want. If you cut it back by 2/3 it will not be as tall and you get more flowers lower down. If you only cut the top 1/3 off the flowers will be higher up on the shrub. I usually cut mine back to about" from the ground around late April or early May, as new budding becomes apparent, but it depends on your zone.
May 26, Cut back all of the woody stalks by about two-thirds in late winter or in early spring, and remove any weak shoots sprouting from the ground. This hard pruning encourages stronger growth at the base of the plant, producing new shoots with flowers developing at their tips throughout the shrubpruning.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins.