Weigela, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Weigela are a large deciduous shrub with arching branches that are covered in masses of flowers in spring. Although two species are offered by wholesale nurseries it is Weigela floribunda and its cultivars that are most widely used by landscapers.
Weigela florida with its wonderful pink flowers, trumpet shaped with a red throat is a favourite form.
A number of varieties are available from wholesale nurseries including the variegated form Weigela florida variegata. This has the added attraction of the green and yellow foliage.
- W. ‘Looymansii Aurea’ has wonderful pale green foliage, excellent for a more shaded position.
- W. Rosea seems to have deeper pink flowers than some.
- W. ‘Alba’ has white flowers
- W. ‘Eva Rathke’ has deeper pink to red flowers.
- W. ‘Follis Purpureis’ is a lower growing form with deep pink flowers and purple tinged foliage.
Useful in landscaping schemes where a flowering feature plant with good summer foliage if required.
Weigela Growing Conditions and Care
Weigela flower in spring and will reach around 2m. They prefer a humus rich soil but are a fairly hardy plant that requires little care. Pruning involves removing old canes and damaged material, and shaping as required.
WHOLESALE WEIGELA NURSERIES
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