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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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The genus Weigela contains around 11 hardy, deciduous shrubs that are grown for their long funnel-shaped white or pink, sometimes red or yellow flowers that appear in spring. These hardy, sun-loving and profusely flowering plants are a popular choice for mixed shrub borders to help provide a range of seasonal interest. Cultivars with red-purple and variegated foliage have been produced to increase the variety of stunning displays. Giving these low maintenance plants a feed during late winter will improve flowering, and they can be lightly clipped back straight after flowering to maintain the desired shape. Just remember to give them room when you plant, some species mature size can be three meters high and three meters wide. Happily, there are dwarf varieties for small gardens. Weigela is part of the Caprifoliaceae family whose native habitat is the woodland edges of Eastern Asia. Robert Fortune collected the first species to be introduced to Western gardens around 1845. Weigela florida is still a popular choice today.
Common problems with Weigela
Generally disease free.
How to harvest Weigela
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Weigela
Softwood cuttings can be taken in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter.
Special features of Weigela
Other uses of Weigela
Grown for their showy, funnel-shaped, bee attracting flowers.