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Weigela florida 'Sunset' PP23,212

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
wy-GEE-la FLOR-id-uh
Description

The specific epithet would lead one to believe that this plant is native to Florida, but it is actually native to North China, Korea and Japan.  Looking for a flurry of color in a small perennial shrub? Weigela 'Sunset' provides unique variegated foliage with green centers and multicolored margins ranging from and including ivory yellow, yellow, yellow-green, green, and red depending on age of foliage and time of year. This compact plant tolerates a range of soil types, air pollution and is clay soil tolerant. It is best to prune to shape if needed immediately after flowering.  Growth rate: fast. 

Seasons of Interest:

    Bloom: Spring-Summer

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. May be damaged by deer.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#deciduous#variegated#wildlife plant#small shrub#nectar plant#interesting leaves#air pollution tolerant#clay#interesting foliage#clay tolerant#mci
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#deciduous#variegated#wildlife plant#small shrub#nectar plant#interesting leaves#air pollution tolerant#clay#interesting foliage#clay tolerant#mci
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Weigela
    Species:
    florida
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Insignificant
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are inconspicuous.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds