Weigela 'Nana Variegata'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 3 Professionals
Common Name: weigela
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: Rose pink
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Tolerate: Clay Soil

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

'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.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Mass or group. Shrub borders. Also effective as a low hedge. May be incorporated into a foundation planting.