Weigela rejuvenation pruning
This established weigela hasn't been pruned this year. Apparently it is a "prune after flowering" shrub, and it's currently in flower. There were some dead branches which have been removed.
Hopefully you can see from the pics that it's very tall and leggy at the back and most of the growth is towards the front of the shrub. I suppose that's a light issue, there isn't much light getting through the fence at the back.
I want to give it a renovative prune and try to give it a more shrub like appearance. It's kind of like a tree at the moment, over 2m tall. I suspect it's never had a renovative prune.
If this was your shrub, would you cut it back hard now, or wait until it's finished flowering?
Could cuttings be taken at this point? Could the whole shrub be moved after the hard pruning? How much growth could I expect in 3 months from now?
In an ideal world I would have a few new plants out of this plus a lovely rejuvenated shrub by the end of the summer.
Paint your fence!