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.
March - April, May - June
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies