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Adding a Weigela florida to Your Landscape
Weigela florida bushes add texture and colour to your landscape.
Planted in well drained soil and a sunny location they will give you great pleasure with all the blooms that emerge in late spring and early summer. They can tolerate partial shade but flower best in full sun.
No need to remove spent flowers as it will keep blooming well into the fall.
Weigelas are moderate growers with a dense compact roundish shape that can be planted as a stand alone specimen shrub or mass planted for a nice hedge.
If these shrubs are not pruned, they form an arching habit towards the ground. If you do prune them do so right after flowering as they bloom on old wood. The longer you wait to prune them means you could lose blooms for next year.
Varieties of Weigela florida
Below are different variety that I grow and propagate.
These shrubs are low maintenance and have no serious disease or insect problems. They are also said to be deer resistance.
Applying mulch around the Weigela plant will help prevent weeds and also help to keep moisture in as these shrubs like moist, well drained soil.
Weigela Red Prince (Weigela florida 'Red Prince') gets a red bell shaped flower with bright green leaves. It's one of the bigger shrubs of this type maxing out at 5-6 feet tall and wide.
It’s a moderate growing compact shrub that hummingbirds and
Tango Weigela (Weigela
has dark greenish purple leave with pinkish red bell-shaped flowers. It will only
grow to about 2-3 feet tall and wide.
Flowers best in full sun but will tolerate some light shade. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this shrub.
Variegated Weigela (Weigela florida 'Variegata Nana') has green leaves with yellow edges and rosy pink blooms starting in late spring and into the summer. It grows to about 4 feet high and 5 feet wide.
Plant in full sun for best flowering. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this shrub.
Minuet Weigela (Weigela florida 'Minuet') is another variety on the smaller size only growing to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
With greenish purple leaves and pinkish flowers, it will attract lots of pollinators to your garden, including hummingbirds and butterflies.
Weigela florida will look awesome in any landscape with it's continuous blooms all summer long.
Keep checking back as I just might be adding another Weigela plant to my landscape.
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