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Weigela florida 'Sunset' PP23,212

Common Name(s):

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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?  Typically grown for its foliage, Weigela 'Sunset' provides unique variegated rippled 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. In the fall the colorful gold foliage will turn to red, providing multi-season color for your garden.

Unlike other varieties of weigela, this variety is not a prolific flower producer.  

This compact plant tolerates a range of soil types, air pollution and is clay soil tolerant.

Little pruning is necessary, however if you would like to prune to shape, do so immediately after flowering.  This shrub blooms on old wood, so pruning at any other time will affect the next season blooms.   

A perfect addition to your garden for multi-season color.

Recipient of the Boskoop Royal Horticultural Society Bronze Medal.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Leaf and bud eelworms issues may occur.  May be damaged by deer.

 

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#hummingbirds#deciduous#wildlife plant#small shrub#deciduous shrub#nectar plant#variegated leaves#dwarf#interesting leaves#air pollution tolerant#interesting foliage#disease resistant#deer resistant#mci#rounded#clay soils tolerant#compact#butterfly friendly
 
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#hummingbirds#deciduous#wildlife plant#small shrub#deciduous shrub#nectar plant#variegated leaves#dwarf#interesting leaves#air pollution tolerant#interesting foliage#disease resistant#deer resistant#mci#rounded#clay soils tolerant#compact#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Weigela
    Species:
    florida
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North China, Korea and Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Insignificant
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are inconspicuous.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    This variety of weigela does not produce as many blooms as other varieties.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Tricolor, gently rippled leaves emerges in the spring.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer