Weigelas have always been popular shrubs, and Java Red Weigela (Weigela florida 'Java Red') lives up to its family reputation with a stunning spring display and reliable, decorative foliage with just a touch of caffeinated color. The drifts of buds start out red in spring, transitioning to delicate trumpet blooms of pink!
Even after the spectacular spring/early summer show, Java Red Weigela will continue to prove its worth with burgundy-tinted, deep green foliage that maintains its vibrant visage all summer and into fall, including a rebloom later in the season. This picture-perfect display will provide a lively decorative addition to your landscape, as well as create a boon for your early pollinators! Plus the trumpet-shaped blooms are perfect for nectar-seeking Hummingbirds!
Your Java Red Weigela is a deciduous shrub that has a compact habit and moderate growth rate. Some people think that a shrub this valuable must be difficult to grow. However, Java Red is easy to grow, as well as highly versatile throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8! Weigela can be very late to leaf out in spring, so be patient if you don't see signs of life on your shrub right away.
Java Red looks remarkable as a border, along an outbuilding or even planted as a single focal point amid other, less-showy plantings. Java Red is actually a dwarf-sized ornamental, so it's an excellent way to have the joys of a Weigela in your yard without taking up a lot of space! Java Red can even be used in containers and planters around sunny porches and patios! Their space-saving size makes these ornamental accents perfect for container gardeners and balcony plantings alike!
It's a Weigela variety that looks just as great an unpruned, informal low hedge as it does as a pruned into either a fountain-like or manicured look, so can add interesting color and definition anywhere, without a lot of effort from you. Create low facer shrub rows, or add pops of spreading color along your paths, walkways, and foundation plantings! Try creating a flowering hedge that screens your front yard from the sidewalk for just a touch of pretty privacy!
Plant in full sun for the best color. Weigela shrubs require at least six hours a day, with eight or more just improving the color and quality. Super easy to grow and doesn't fuss or require fussing. Doing best in average garden soils, Weigela enjoys moderate moisture levels. Weigela does need well-drained soils but is 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.
Weigela won't need much pruning, or deadheading to trigger a rebloom later in the season. However, if you wish to give them some pruning, just be sure to do it right 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.
A reliable shrub with colorful flowers and foliage! Give your garden a pick-me-up with the Java Red Weigela and reap the rewards of a three-season ornamental flowering shrub! Order today from Nature Hills Nursery!
Where is the best place to plant Weigela?
The Java Red Weigela is a flowering shrub that appreciates well-drained soil with moderate moisture access in full sun.
How big does the Java Red Weigela grow?
The Java Red Weigela can reach an oval 3-4 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width in optimal growing conditions!
What month does Weigela bloom?
The Java Red Weigela will bloom in the spring with a rebloom in the late summer through fall.
Are Weigela shrubs good for pollinators and hummingbirds?
Weigelas are vital pollinator-friendly shrubs and feed hummingbirds with nectar-rich trumpet-shaped blooms!
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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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Weigela florida 'Java Red'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Red & Pink|
|Foliage Color||Deep Green & Purplish Red Accents|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|