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Weigela florida

(Weigela florida) wy-JEE-lah FLOOR-ih-dah Genus:  Weigela A deciduous shrub, wiegela has gracefully arching branches studded with pink tubular flowers. Dwarf, medium, and tall cultivars are now available for the front, middle, or back of the border: 'Midnight Wine' has dark burgundy foliage and pink flowers; 2- to 3-foot-tall and wide 'Minuet' has purplish-green foliage and magenta-rose and pale purple flowers; and 'Dark Horse' has dark burgundy foliage and deep pink flowers. Many other garden-worthy cultivars are available. Care:  Provide fertile garden soil. Weigelas are best in full sun. Remove dead wood and old canes to rejuvenate mature plants. Propagation:  From greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Problems:  Root knot nematode, Japanese beetles, scale insects, Verticillium wilt, and twig dieback.


Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring Flower Color Pink Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs

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