Weigela praecox 'Korean Sunrise'

Korean Sunrise Weigela

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In Latin "praecox" means very early, and in fact, Weigela praecox 'Korean Sunrise' begins to bloom in mid-April, two weeks before most other Weigela. Clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers are a clear delicate pink, and the show generally continues for 4 to 6 weeks. The fragrance makes them a treat by the door. The flower show makes them an eye-catching specimen. And the upright form is appropriate for hedging.

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
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8