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Old Fashioned Weigela
Weigela florida
Old Fashioned Weigela form
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-8 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Pink, funnel-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best.
Cultivars:

Numerous cultivars including:

  • 'Alexandra' (Wine and Roses®)- 4-5 feet tall, deep, rose-pink flowers and burgundy leaves.
  • 'Minuet' - 30 inches tall, ruby red flowers, leaves are tinged with purple.
  • 'Polka' - 3-4 feet tall, pink flowers with yellow interior.
  • 'Red Prince' - 5-6 feet tall, red flowers, very cold hardy.
  • 'Variegata'- 6 feet tall, deep pink flowers, green leaves with a creamy white edge.
Mature Form: Rounded and dense with branches arching.
Native To: China and Korea
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Purple
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Weigela is often thought of as a one season plant since flowering is the main ornamental feature. However, some cultivars now feature colored or variegated foliage which extends the time in which the plant is considered ornamental.

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