Genus: Weigela

Weigela

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Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
(Weigela)
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Caprifoliaceae
In the genus Weigela are a dozen species of deciduous, spreading to upright shrubs from East Asia grown mainly for their bell-shaped white or brightly colored flowers. Hummingbirds love them. Use Weigela in a border or in an open woodland.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Showy flowers. Attracts hummingbirds.
Care:  Tolerant of most any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Prune after flowering by cutting back flowering shoots to strong buds. On older plants, cut back by one-third or one-fifth to the base of the plant.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn (seed may not come true); root greenwood cuttings in early summer; take semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer; root hardwood cuttings in fall or winter.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Weigela

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Crimson KissesTM Weigela
Weigela 'Slingco 1' P.P. #23,654
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Crimson Kisses™ Weigela
Weigela 'Slingco 1'
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Weigela florida
Problems: 

Root knot nematode, Japanese beetles, scale insects, Verticillium wilt, twig dieback.