How to Grow Weigela florida Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Old-fashioned Weigela

Old-fashioned Weigela

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

Weigela florida Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Weigela florida
  • Common Name: Old-fashioned Weigela
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 08
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 108
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 144
  • Time of Bloom: Mid to Late Spring
  • Flower Details: Lavender, Pink, Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • 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 Attract: Hummingbirds
  • Tolerant of: Clay Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Foundation Plant, Areas requiring pest toleranance, En masse, Specimen
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae.
  • Closely Related Species: Honeysuckles.

  • Miscellaneous: Is not a native plant of N. America, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Weigela
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Weigela Florida plants. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Patrinia and Cephalaria plants.