Weigela: Growing Guide

Deciduous shrubs, flowering profusely in summer.

Situation:

An ornament to any garden, but only when it is in flower.

Soil:

Improved, nutritious garden soil.

Propagation:

From summer or winter cuttings.

Weigela florida: Height to 2 m; pink flowers, paler inside, in late spring to mid summer. Yellow-brown twigs with two longitudinal streaks. ‘Nana Variegata’, height to 50 cm, has yellow-edged foliage: ‘Purpurea’, height to 80 cm, brown foliage and dark-pink flowers. Weigela hybrids: Height to 1.5 m. This is the best known group, with flowering season from late spring to mid summer, flowers in a variety of colours. Red are ‘Bristol Ruby’, ‘Eva Supreme’ and ‘Newport Red’. Rose red are ‘Abel Carriere’, ‘Ballet’, ‘Boskoop Glory’, Conquete’, ‘Feerie’ and ‘Rosabella’. ‘Candida’ is white.

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