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Weigela rubicor (Weigela)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Weigela rubicor Description

This compact decidious shrub has interesting red tinged foliage as well as masses of red blossom. Ideal for planting in a dry spot, sitting well among mixed plantings where it can provide height and mid summer floral impact.


Weigela rubicor - Cultivation Notes

Weigelia flourishes in most well drained fertile, and chalky soils. 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 rubicor:

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

Weaknesses of Weigela rubicor

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

Design & Plant Use for Weigela rubicor:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Wyglelia, Wegelia Wigelia, Wiegelea, Weigelia

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