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).
'Nana Variegata' is a compact, densely-rounded deciduous shrub which typically grows to only 3' tall with a slightly larger spread. It is primarily grown for its compact size (smallest of the weigelas), profuse late spring flowers and variegated foliage. Rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers (to 1.25" long) appear singly or in clusters along the branches of the previous year's growth in late spring, with sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring on new growth as the summer progresses. Elliptic to obovate, variegated green leaves (to 4" long) are edged with creamy white. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.
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.