Weigela shrubs are native to Asia. Weigela is a relatively small genus with about 10 to 12 species but there are over 180 cultivars to choose from. Weigela is a deciduous shrub that produces flowers in the spring and early summer. Weigela grows best in full sun to light shaded areas. Weigela is very hardy and has few pests to contend with. The weigela is a low maintenance plant which requires some pruning to keep the plant from becoming scraggly. There is usually some annual dieback because of winter injury which will need to be pruned off for a more attractive plant. Weigela is tolerant of urban settings and urban pollution.
Weigela is a very attractive plant when in full bloom. Flowers will adorn the ends of the long stems. The flower show is long lasting and the plant usually blooms from May to June. Some of the newer cultivars will also rebloom during the summer. The various weigela cultivars produce flower colors of yellow, red, pink, and lavender to list a few. Some weigela plants have very attractive foliage and allow this plant to be used as a focal point in the landscape. This plant can be used as an accent, border, hedge, and for massing. If attracting hummingbirds is a desire, plant a weigela. Hummingbirds are drawn to the tubular flowers, especially those in shades of red and pink.