Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering and foliage color, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.
Weigela is a genus of about 12 species of deciduous shrubs from East Asia. They are grown for their showy spring flowers.
Genus name honors German botanist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831).
A compact, densely rounded, deciduous shrub growing only to 3' tall with a similar spread. Primarily grown for its profuse, funnel-shaped, wine-red/yellow-throated flowers and its elliptic to obovate, purple-edged, yellowish-green foliage (to 4" long). Bloom occurs singly or in clusters all along the branches of the previous year's growth, frequently covering the entire shrub with flowers in June-July, with a less showy, intermittent repeat bloom occurring throughout the remaining summer.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Good flowering and foliage shrub. Specimen or group for shrub borders. Also effective as a hedge. May be incorporated into a foundation planting.