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Weigela florida /Weigela

Weigela florida  / Weigela florida
Spring funnel-shaped flowers and foliage
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Spring funnel-shaped flowers and foliage

A large specimen in spring bloom

Flowers of a pink selection

A closer view of the flowers

Flowers develop sooner than foliage

Plants have many blossoms in spring

Close view of the trumpet-shaped flowers and flower buds in early spring

A beautiful specimen in spring bloom at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy (May)

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Scientific Name: Weigela florida
Common Name: Weigela
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a broad spreading shrub with a mounding form that produces an abundance of funnel-shaped flowers in the spring and a few flowers into the summer. Provide adequate space for the spreading arching branches to eliminate the need for harsh pruning. Plant in full sunlight and in a well drained soil. This flowering shrub is well adapted for a mixed border of shrubs.