Weigela is a very attractive plant when in full bloom. Count on Weigela all year for it's lovely, arching form that looks both energetic and elegant.
Give it enough space to reach its mature spread. A full, natural Weigela has an exuberant, frolicking good nature.
Frankly, Weigela is a high-performance shrub. The long-lasting flower show brings a bright "pop" of happy color in full sun and partial shade.
Long, wide-mouthed, tube-shaped flower corollas adorn the length of the arched branches. The blooms are held in cute inflorescent clusters called corymbs.
Many Weigelas bloom from May to June; but this genus has seen exciting improvements in worthy plant attributes. The green industry's plant scientists have been hard at work to develop Weigela's many worthy attributes.
Weigela florida shrubs have always been graceful, bushy plants with enormous numbers of flowers. Well, big improvements have been made over the last few decades in terms of foliage, size, color and repeat blooming!
Dynamic Red Prince Weigela is where the modern Weigela craze really started taking off. This low-maintenance, now-classic shrub is loaded with brilliant red flowers for many weeks.
Pretty, petite, narrowly ovate leaves are held in tiered clusters along the branches. They are usually green and lustrous with a noteworthy mid-rib for texture.
But some Weigela plants have very attractive foliage. This welcome trait allows this plant to be used as a focal point in the landscape.
Small spaces need dwarf Weigela shrubs that stay trim and compact. Dwarf Weigela varieties include mini Weigelas like the My Monet series that stay quite small, but offer a fabulous foliage show:
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Find your favorites at our website! Various Weigela cultivars produce flower colors of yellow, red, pink, and lavender to list a few.
When Weigela reach their peak bloom in late spring and early summer, they are incredibly vivid. Take your pick from white, pink and very dark red...or perhaps Weigela purple flowers would bring you the most joy.
Weigelas even come in a bold black and white option! Sophisticated Tuxedo Weigela makes an impeccable backdrop for other flowering shrubs and perennials from NatureHills.com.
Sonic Bloom Reblooming Weigela features bright pink blooms through the growing season.
Flowering varieties of Weigela bushes abound! These Asian natives explode in spring with long blooms, perfectly suited to the curved beaks of hummingbirds.
Electric, eye-catching flowers act like a clarion call for butterflies and beneficial pollinators. Tubular Weigela flowers are especially attractive to bring hummingbirds to your garden.
Weigela is very hardy and has few pests to contend with. It's incredibly tolerant of urban settings and urban pollution.
This is a great choice to include in Roof Gardens. You'll make people more aware of the project with a showy pair of Wine & Roses Weigela on either side of the entrance of Community Gardens.
Hummingbirds are drawn to the tubular flowers. The best Weigela for attracting Hummingbirds is especially those in shades of red and pink.
Soft, pink-flowering Minuet Weigela makes a lovely sight on your patio. Use them as a "Thriller" in large outdoor pots flanking either side of your front door.
This plant can be used as an accent, border, hedge, foundation plantings and for massing:
Use a single Weigela as a decorative "living fountain" near your patio or as a cute lawn planting. Add a pretty ring of landscape block around it, and mulch the center to amplify the visual impact it will make.
Use our largest Weigela as a wonderfully "friendly fence" along your property line. Weave it into your border as a pretty backdrop.
Weigela becomes a very effective mass planting. You'll cover bare ground with intense color in a short amount of time.
Weigela grows best in full sun to lightly shade areas for the best blooming and rich foliage color. Weigela shade positions result in a looser form and reduced flowering; they need at least four hours of sun.
Plant them at least six feet away from buildings. They love good air circulation, and it's nice to watch the breeze play through the pretty, arching branches.
Plant Weigela in well-drained soil. Dig your hole twice as wide as the root system, but no deeper.
Place your Weigela in the hole, along with Nature Hills Root Booster. This symbiotic formula never stops protecting the tiny feeder roots.
Press the backfill soil around the plant, then water it very well. Check your new plant regularly for dry soil...Weigela grows best with a moderate amount of supplemental water.
Top-dress it with a three-inch layer of wood chip mulch. Then, pull it back so it doesn't touch the stems directly.
Although cold-hardy Red Prince Weigela is rated to Zone 3 and Zone 4; there is usually some annual dieback. Trim back any winter damage early in spring, but wait to do major pruning until the flowers are finished.
That's because Weigela is a deciduous shrub that blooms on old wood from the year before. Wait to shape your shrub until after the blooms are past.
Mature size Weigela flowering shrubs will need periodic renewal every few years. Simply prune out the thickest, oldest stems right out at ground level, leaving the thin stems to bloom prolifically!
Apply Weigela plant fertilizer in spring, according to the label. Please keep lawn fertilizers away from flowering plants...select a slow-release formula designed for flowering shrubs.
Weigela bush transplanting is blissfully easy while the plants are young. Afterwards, head back the growth evenly to allow your Weigela shrub time to develop its root system.
Weigela is a relatively small genus with about 10 to 12 species. However, there are over 180 cultivars to choose from.
Even beginning gardeners have great luck with our Weigela shrubs. Repeat them throughout your yard to tie the whole look together!