Weigela hortensis

Gardener's Weigela

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Weigela hortensis one of the first varieties of Weigela to reach the U.S. from its native Japan, arriving here well before 1900. It's one of the large, old-fashioned varieties that popularized Weigela. The long arching canes lined with clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers from mid to late spring, combined with its relative hardiness and easy care made it a favorite in American gardens. 

Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love Weigela, and 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.No deadheading. Just give them good drainage, reasonable moisture, and plenty of sun. Prune after spring bloom...fall pruning puts  next year's flowers at risk.
Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
6 - 9