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Weigela


Weigela florida

Weigela

Arching stems covered in bell-shape flowers in late spring to early summer make weigela a traditional favorite for mixed shrub borders and backgrounds. But there's a bevy of new varieties that also flaunt flashy foliage in shades of gold, green, white, and rose for a season-long spectacle. Sizes range from vigorous 6-foot shrubs to very compact varieties well suited to mingling with perennials. Weigela likes a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun with adequate water, but it will also tolerate drier soils and partial shade.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
4-9
Plant Type:
Shrub
Plant Height:
3-9 feet tall
Plant Width:
3-12 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy,Slopes
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Attracts Hummingbirds,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Weigela florida 'Briant Rubidor' bears green-and-yellow variegated foliage and wine-red blooms on a shrub that grows 7 feet tall. Zones 5-8
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Weigela 'Eyecatcher' offers bold, variegated foliage on a compact shrub that grows to 2 feet tall and wide. It produces deep red flowers in late spring. Zones 4-8
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Weigela florida 'Ghost' offers chartreuse foliage that pales to a shiny pale yellow in summer and deep red flowers. It grows 4-5 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-8
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Weigela florida 'Polka' is a vigorous shrub that grows 5 feet tall and wide and features yellow-throat, pink flowers continuously from early summer to early fall. Zones 4-7
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Weigela florida 'Red Prince' produces red flowers on arching stems in late spring then again in late summer. It grows 5-6 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Zones 4-7
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Weigela florida 'Variegata' offers green leaves edged in creamy yellow that turn white as the leaves age. It's a refreshing effect in shade gardens. It grows 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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Weigela florida 'Alexandra' features burgundy foliage and rose-pink flowers in late spring. It grows 4-5 feet tall. Zones 4-8
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Weigela florida 'Verweig' is a compact combination of green-, rose-, and white-variegated foliage that sparkles in the shade. Pink blooms appear in summer. It grows 18 inches tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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