Weigela subsessilis 'Canary'

Common Name: weigela 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy


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

Noteworthy Characteristics

‘Canary’ is a yellow-flowered weigela. This is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub that grows to 4-5’ tall with arching branches. Butter yellow, funnel-shaped flowers appear in late April or May. Additional sparse repeat bloom may appear as the summer progresses. Lance-shaped glossy green leaves.


Leaf spot and crown gall may appear. Watch for Japanese beetles.


Shrub borders or foundations.