Red Prince Weigela Shrub
Red Prince Weigela Gives Color Twice a Year
- Bright, Re-blooming Flowers
- Adaptive to Clay Soils
- Low Maintenance
- Nectar Source for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
- Rounded Shape
If you are looking for a standout in your landscape, select Red Prince Weigela (Weigela florida 'Red Prince'). It's a deciduous shrub with repeat-bloom. If you have a spot in your yard where a bold statement is called for, then this is the shrub for you.
This is the variety that changed the game for Weigelas. A real breakthrough, the phenomenal number of red flowers on this shrub in late spring is truly astounding.
Red Prince Weigela shrub will provide a wonderful show for your yard not once, but twice a year! In late spring, 1.5-inch, trumpet-shaped flowers of radiant red will literally cover your Red Prince with their brilliance.
Many people mistake this woody deciduous shrub for an Azalea or Rhododendron during the first round of spring flowers. In bloom, the plant actually looks red, and the green foliage doesn't register much, if at all. A real show stopper in the landscape!
The tubular, red flowers are the perfect way to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard. The hummingbirds have a heyday when it flowers. It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees with bright color and delicious nectar.
When summer begins to wane, your Red Prince Weigela will once again burst into color for yet another magnificent show of scarlet intensity. Then, later on in the season on the new growth you will see another very substantial round of blooms taking the plant right into fall. This Weigela is a real champion when it comes to making blooms.
The blooms last for weeks, never fading as many other flowers do. They maintain their natural radiance for the life of each blossom. Oblong, 4.5-inch green leaves provide a lush appearance for your Weigela, a delightful accent to the bright flowers, and a lovely presentation even when not in bloom.
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How to Use Red Prince Weigela in the Landscape
Perfect for a Pollinator Garden, this hardworking shrub grows into a rounded shape. No matter where you use them, you'll be adding tons of color.
Use them as a colorful anchor in sunny, mixed garden borders. Picture a staggered row along the back of your perennial garden with screaming red flowers as the backdrop to your favorite perennials. Brilliant!
These would make an outstanding shrub border along the side of your house. They'll also make the perfect untrimmed hedge to screen your patio from a neighbor.
Don't forget they do attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to its color and delicious nectar. This makes a colorful and carefree shrub, providing tremendous amounts of color and vibrant life to your landscape.
Try these as a modern take on a foundation planting. You could also plant just one as a specimen plant near your front door, where its sporadic bloom will be a delight all summer long.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Red Prince blooms best in June on last year's stems. If you trim those branches in late fall or early spring, you will be removing lots of the flowers. Far better to plan to give it enough room to spread out into its fluffy, mature height and width so you won't have to prune it.
Plant in most any soil as long as it is well drained. A sunnier location will allow the most flowers. Red Prince has no significant disease or insect issues and is hardy in a wide area.
If it needs a "haircut", be sure to wait until after the first flush of flowers is finished blooming.
This variety grows best in full sun but will tolerate some shade. It's generally considered a low maintenance shrub, so you can enjoy its lovely attributes without investing a lot of time and care. There are no significant disease or insect issues.
Red Prince Weigela is certainly a shrub that demands attention and awe from summer through fall. Order today!
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
|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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Weigela florida 'Red Prince'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|