Weigela florida Growing Guide

How to Grow Old-fashioned Weigela in your Garden

Old-fashioned Weigela

Weigela florida 'Folliis Purpureis' photograph by Leonora (Ellie) Enking.

Quick Weigela florida Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Weigela florida
  • Common Name: Old-fashioned Weigela
  • Growing Zone (USA): 04 to 08
  • Life Cycle/Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 108
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 144
  • Time of Bloom: Mid to Late Spring
  • Color of Bloom: Lavender, Pink, Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Upright / erect,

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Softwood cuttings (early summer), semi-hardwood cuttings (summer), hardwood cuttings (late autumn / winter)
  • How to Prune: Hard renovative pruning
  • Pests: leaf and bud eelworms
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Hummingbirds
  • Tolerant of: Clay Soil
  • Best used in: Border, Foundation Plant, Areas requiring pest toleranance, En masse, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : Is not a native plant of N. America, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Weigela
  • Further Reading: Here and Here

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