Weigela 'Courtamon' FELINE
Common Name: weigela
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 5.00 to 7.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: Pink-red
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Tolerate: Clay Soil

Culture

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.

Noteworthy Characteristics

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 Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831), German professor at the University of Geifswald.

‘Courtamon’, commonly sold under the trade name of FELINE, is a dense, rounded, deciduous weigela that typically grows to 4-5’ tall and to 5-7’ wide. Funnel-shaped flowers emerge almost white, quickly maturing to pink and finally red. Flowers bloom in late spring to early summer, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom sometimes occurring in mid to late summer. Elliptic to obovate, dark green leaves retain good color throughout the growing season.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Good flowering and foliage shrub. Specimen or group for shrub borders. Also effective as a hedge. May be incorporated into a foundation planting.