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Weigela

Weigela florida

Also known as

Purple weigela

Weigela florida 02 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Weigela

A close up of some pink flowers on a Weigela florida plant
A pink flowering Weigela florida plant
A close up of a Weigela florida plant in flower in a garden
A close up of a Weigela florida flower
A photo of Weigela

Weigela Overview

Weigela florida is sometimes known as just Weigela. It is a deciduous shrub species from the Caprifoliaceae family. Grown for the abundant pink blooms and attractive leaves. Grows best in full sun, but will cope with partial shade, with reduced flowering. Plant in moist, well-draining soil. Many cultivars for garden use have been developed form this species. Weigela florida ‘Variegata' is a particularly popular cultivar with attractive variegated white and green leaves.

How to propagate Weigela

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Weigela

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Hedge plant

Other uses of Weigela

Hedging, specimen, ornamental