Weigela florida Description
The variegated wiegelias tend to have both a decent shape (especially if regularly pruned) as well as outstanding high impact foliage. You can use this shrub as a standout foliage plant with long lasting interest and treat the pinky summer blossom as a additional treat. That is if you like variegation.
Weigela florida - Cultivation Notes
Weigelia flourishes in most well drained fertile, doing especially well on chalky soils. This variegated variety requires a spot in full or part sun but avoid really scorching locations as foliage can scorch. Prune after flowering, removing 1/4 to 1/3 of old wood each year. Occasional mulching will help maintain vigor.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Weaknesses of Weigela florida
- Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
- Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
Design & Plant Use for Weigela florida:
- Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Wyglelia, Wegelia Wigelia, Wiegelea, Weigelia