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Weigela

Weigela is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous shrub. It is native to eastern Asia. Weigela is named after Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831). He was a Swedish-born German scientist and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The first species collected was in China, and named Weigela florida. Robert Fortune, a Scottish botanist collected it.

Weigela
Weigela Florida

Weigela description:

Weigela can grow to 1.8m or 6ft. Weigela leaves are ovate, oblong medium green, and serrated on edges. Weigela flowers in early summer. The flowers are white and pink. They are funnel-shaped.

Weigela
Weigela

How to grow Weigela:

Grow Weigela in the sun or partial shade, however, more exposure to light increases the flowers. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Weigela requires light pruning to shape it and to remove dead branches. The best time to prune is in mid-summer.

Weigela is deer resistant. It attracts butterflies and bees. Weigela is disease-free. Watch out for bud eelworms. Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Hardwood cuttings in late fall or winter.

Weigela
Weigela

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