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Weigela - 'Eva Rathke' (Weigela)

Weigela - 'Eva Rathke' (Weigela)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Weigela - Cultivation Notes

Weigelia flourishes in most well drained fertile, doing especially well on chalky soils - ideally in full or part sun. Prune after flowering, removing 1/4 to 1/3 of old wood each year. Occasional mulching will help maintain vigor.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Weigela:

  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Weigela

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Weigela:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Wyglelia, Wegelia Wigelia, Wiegelea, Weigelia

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