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Variegated Weigela

Weigela florida 'Variegata'

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Variegated Weigela (Weigela florida 'Variegata') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Weigela florida 'Variegata' flowers

Weigela florida 'Variegata' flowers

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Variegated Weigela (Weigela florida 'Variegata') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Weigela florida 'Variegata' in bloom

Weigela florida 'Variegata' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A magnificent spring-flowering shrub, featuring pink trumpet-shaped flowers, attractive to hummingbirds, and creamy-white variegated foliage; somewhat coarse and open in habit, good for general garden use; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Variegated Weigela is clothed in stunning clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive creamy white-variegated green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Variegated Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Variegated Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Variegated Weigela will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features