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Weigela florida

Weigela florida and cvs. Weigela florida 'Java Red' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Weigela florida wy-JEE-lah FLOOR-ih-dah Genus: Weigela
A deciduous shrub, wiegela has gracefully arching branches studded with pink tubular flowers. Dwarf, medium, and tall cultivars are now available for the front, middle, or back of the border: 'Midnight Wine' has dark burgundy foliage and pink flowers; 2- to 3-foot-tall and wide 'Minuet' has purplish-green foliage and magenta-rose and pale purple flowers; and 'Dark Horse' has dark burgundy foliage and deep pink flowers. Many other garden-worthy cultivars are available.
Care: Provide fertile garden soil. Weigelas are best in full sun. Remove dead wood and old canes to rejuvenate mature plants.
Propagation: From greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer.
Problems: Root knot nematode, Japanese beetles, scale insects, Verticillium wilt, and twig dieback.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge
Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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