- Deciduous shrub
- USDA hardiness zones:
Weigela florida is native to N. China, Korea and Japan. It is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows to 6-10 tall and may spread over time to as much as 12 wide. Branching is somewhat coarse, and branches on mature shrubs tend to arch toward the ground. Funnel-shaped, rose pink flowers (each to 1.25î long) bloom profusely in spring, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring in mid to late summer. Elliptic to obovate, medium green leaves (to 4.5î long) with serrate margins retain good color throughout the growing season. Insignificant fall color. Fruit is inconspicuous.
- Full sun
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering and foliage color, but will tolerate very light or sun dappled shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering. Propagate by stem cuttings or seed.
Size and growth:
- 6.0 to 10.0 feet
- 9.0 to 12.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- April - June
- Rose pink
Showy flowers, Humming birds, Hedge, and Pink
Northern China, Korea
Borders, property margins and foundations. Hedge or summer screen.
No serious insect or disease problems.