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Weigela florida

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Description

Weigela florida is native to North China, Korea, and Japan.  It is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub. Branching is somewhat coarse, and branches on mature shrubs tend to arch toward the ground. Funnel-shaped, rose-pink flowers (each to 1.25” long) bloom profusely in spring, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring in mid to late summer.  Air pollution and clay soil tolerant.  Showy flowers.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant. Blooms in mid to late spring after foliage appears; unpruned branches form fountain-like outline which is highly ornamental covered with blooms; pruning necessary after blooming to keep tidy, otherwise weedy in appearance; cultivars available include variegated leaf forms and many anthocyanin-hued flowers as well as a yellow-flowered cultivar; utilized as foundation plant, massing, shrub border.

Wildlife Value:  This plant is attractive to hummingbirds. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: It may be damaged by deer.

Quick ID

  • Stems of new growth have 2 vertical rows white 'hair'
  • Axillary tubular-campanulate flowers after leaves
  • Deciduous shrub with opposite, ovate, acuminate leaf
  • Stipular scars encircle stems
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Folliis Purpurels'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#deciduous#wildlife plant#pink flowers#showy#nectar plant#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#clay#cpp#deer resistant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Folliis Purpurels'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#deciduous#wildlife plant#pink flowers#showy#nectar plant#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#clay#cpp#deer resistant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Weigela
    Species:
    florida
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Rounded
    Spreading
    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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is a 2-valved capsule; seeds unwinged to slightly winged.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are white, pink and red trumpet-shaped being 1.25 inches long that bloom profusely in spring, with sparse and scattered repeat bloom, often occurring in mid to late summer. Inflorescence is cymose, axillary, blooms in late spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, simple ovate-oblong to obovate, acuminate, serrate, glabrous above except on mid-rib, pubescent on veins beneath; petiole short, ca .2 inches.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stem is gray-brown, encircled by stipular scar, large circular lenticels; vertical row of white pubescence on new growth.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt