Rubidor Weigela

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Colorful foliage almost outmatches the colorful flowers! The Rubidor Weigela (Weigela florida 'Olympiade') is a truly unique look for old-fashioned Weigelas. The combination of intensely colored foliage and brightly colored flowers is unparalleled in the Weigela world!

The striking foliage starts out a sweet spring green but quickly turns into a bright chartreuse to neon lime green and sometimes an 80s acid yellow! Sometimes all at once! And many times the leaves are edged in an even brighter yellow. For your own safety, you better get out your sunglasses!

Blooming starts in late April and ramps up quickly. Before long the shrub is covered in an unreal number of blooms that are a 'you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it' shade of bright reddish, pinkish, watermelon. They practically scream "Look at me!" against vibrant foliage.

Blooming lasts for a long time in the spring and then this prolific rebloomer will show off several more times throughout the summer. Never with the veracity of the spring bloom, but enough to remind you that this plant knows it's cool. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8, these vivid ornamental shrubs need very little maintenance or fussing over from you!

Planting and Application:

These vivid ornamentals need to be planted in high-profile locations around your home! Amp up your weary mixed hedges and foundation plantings! Add a vibrant hedge as a backdrop to your Perennial and Cottage gardens, or add color to pathways and along your property for lush privacy! These tidy shrubs look fantastic as naturally pruned hedges, but can also shear them into formal shapes.

A single specimen planting will light up the landscape! Or, utilize matched pairs of urns brimming in bright Rubidors as gorgeous flanking on either side of walkways and your front entry! Welcoming you with radiant color! These ornamental flowering shrubs have the perfect tubular-shaped blooms that are a draw for butterflies, bees, and especially hummingbirds! Snip a few stems for indoor bouquets as well!

  • Super Colorful Foliage & Flowers
  • Reblooming Deciduous Shrub
  • 5-6 Foot Tall Upright Oval Form
  • Attract Birds, Bees & Butterflies
  • Great in Containers, Front Border, Facer Plants, Vertical Interest & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Weigela shrubs thrive best in full sun, requiring at least six hours a day, with eight or more just improving the color and quality of your Rubidor. Doing their very best in average, well-drained garden soils, they enjoy moderate moisture levels but are not particular on the soil type. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture in the ground as well as insulates the root system from heat and chill.

Rubidor handles pruning well and benefits from a fresh cut in late winter. However, if you wish to give them a trim, just be sure to do it immediately after that first spring flush of color. Weigela does benefit from a renewal pruning every few years, with the oldest stems removed that are not as productive to keep the shrub dense, loaded in blooms and lushly covered in foliage.

  • Full Sun But Prefers Some Afternoon Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Easy Care & Low-Maintenance & Very Deer Resistant
  • Prune After Spring Bloom & No Deadheading Required

If you are looking for a serious shot of color in your garden this year, you've found it. Order your Rubidor Weigela from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Rubidor Weigela is a flowering shrub that appreciates well-drained soil with moderate moisture access in full sun. But Rubidor also appreciates some afternoon shade in the hottest growing zones.

How big can Rubidor Weigela grow?

The Rubidor can grow to 5-6 feet in height and is a bit more slender in width when grown in optimal growing conditions!

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Rubidor will bloom in the spring with a rebloom in the late summer or fall.

Are Weigela shrubs good for pollinators and hummingbirds?

The Weigela is a pollinator-friendly shrub and feeds hummingbirds with nectar-rich trumpet-shaped repeat blooms!

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Rubidor Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Rubidor'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Neon Yellow/Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes