Weigela florida

Old-fashioned Weigela

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<p>No, <em>Weigela</em> florida  isn't from Florida. It just has lots and lots of  beautiful clear pink flowers up and down its branches. The main flush of bloom comes at the end of spring, but there's often some rebloom in late summer. Branches have an arching habit at maturity, often touching the ground. With a diameter of 10 to 12 feet, it's an impressive sight either as a specimen or in groups. It's also the mother of many well-known cultivars that are more compact. </p>

<p>Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love <em>Weigela</em>, ad so do gardeners. For a plant that gives you so much to look at, they're very easy to care for. No particular disease or pest problems. No special soil requirements. Just give them good drainage, reasonable moisture, and plenty of sun. Prune after spring bloom...fall pruning puts  next year's flowers at risk. </p>

Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, Red, White
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8