Variegated Weigela

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Like a fragrant Hummingbird buffet! Why should you plant Weigela? A better question is, why not? Weigela shrubs are beloved for their blooms, and the Variegated Weigela (Weigela florida 'Variegata') has the most colorful and fragrant flowers of them all! On top of the beautiful effect Weigela brings to your garden, the blooms smell like sweet citrus! The pollinators and hummingbirds can't stay away!

Light pink with a deep pink throat, these flowers look two-tone when in bloom! That's not all, though because the Variegated Weigela has leaves that are as decorative as the flowers! Each leaf has a striking light-cream border. So even when the blooms are gone, you'll have plenty to enjoy until they erupt in a blanket of pink again.

The plants are somewhat spreading and are generally wider than they are tall. They have a beautiful arching shape that looks great anywhere throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8! Forming a rounded 4-6 foot tall and wide form, these graceful flowering deciduous ornamentals are just the crown jewel your landscape needs!

Planting and Application:

Gorgeous planted alone as a dramatic specimen that lights up the Cottage border or brightens gardens as a backdrop! Try to maximize their impact by massing them together in drifts, or as a hedge! They'll really 'pop' against darker evergreens or make your foundation planting into a divine feature!

Why not turn a secluded spot in the sideyard into a creative "getaway" to relax in? Invest in some outdoor seating! Then, pop a few of these special bushes at the back and sides to shield your guests with a blissful sense of privacy. Take back your front yard with a small nook for entertaining. Receive guests and neighbors in gracious style.

  • Beautifully Soft, Pale-Pink Flowers & Darker Throats
  • Colorful Blooms Last for Months & Smell So Good!
  • Funnel-Shaped Blossoms Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Reblooming - Late Spring & Fall!
  • Fine-Textured Green & White Variegated Foliage
  • Slightly Arched Branches Look Nice (Even in Winter!)
  • High-End Accents & Specimens Add Curb Appeal!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Variegated Weigela is super low-maintenance, too! Give Weigela shrubs at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for peak performance, although they'll tolerate some light shade. Plant it in well-drained soil. Top dress with a thick layer of arborist mulch, but please pull the mulch away from touching the stems directly. Give your plants good air circulation, so plant at least six feet away from structures.

Prune to shape after the first round of blooms. Plan a regular schedule of renewal pruning every few years. Keep your shrubs healthy and young with renewal pruning. Simply prune one or two of the thickest, oldest branches out all the way to the ground after the first wave of blooms are done. You never need to deadhead the spent blooms, either! This self-sufficient beauty just keeps on giving without any extra care needed.

  • Easy to Grow in Full Sun & Partial Shade!
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Cold-Hardy, Easy Care, Low-Maintenance & Deer Resistant
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Light and airy color and dreamily easy care! Your shrubs will arrive ready to plant and enjoy. Nature Hills only ship plants that are healthy, hardy, and with vigorous root systems. Order your Variegated Weigela from us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Variegated Weigela is a flowering shrub that appreciates well-drained soil with moderate moisture access in full sun, but also tolerates partial shade.

How big can Variegated Weigela grow?

The Variegated Weigela can reach up to 4 - 6 feet in height and width in optimal growing conditions!

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Variegated 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 deciduous shrub and feeds hummingbirds with nectar-rich trumpet-shaped 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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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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Variegated Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green With White Margin
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes