Double Rewards

Weigela double rewards the gardener with fabulous bloom and fabulous foliage.   Indulge in profuse pastel to jewel tone blooms of whites, pinks or reds in late spring to summer.  The tubular blossoms are a favourite of hummingbirds and bees.  Foliage can range from bronze-maroon to vivid green or variegated greens, or green and white.  Favourite cultivars include: Wine & Roses (purple foliage with deep pink blooms), Red Prince (solid bright green foliage with red blooms), Minuet (green tinged purple foliage with medium pink blooms), or French Lace (variegated green foliage with deep pink blooms).  So much delectable choice - I counted ten weigela shrubs in my garden, so it is a staple of mine!

Technical stuff – Weigela/Weigela, deciduous shrub with most cultivars available here hardy to zone 4 or 5, height of 2’-9’ and spread of 3’-10’ (varies by cultivar, dwarf varieties available), prefers full sun or part sun (fewer blooms with less sun) and well drained, moist, fertile soil, blooms late spring into summer, prune back to strong buds after blooming and can remove a third of old growth.

Posted on June 19, 2015 and filed under Shrubs.