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Weigela praecox - 'Variegata' (Weigela)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Weigela praecox 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 praecox - 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

Strengths of Weigela praecox:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Weigela praecox

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

Design & Plant Use for Weigela praecox:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Wyglelia, Wegelia Wigelia, Wiegelea, Weigelia

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