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Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby'

Bristol Ruby Weigela


Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby' is a deciduous shrub of upright habit with narrowly ovate, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, showy, ruby-red flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the foliage. This plant may flower sporadically during the summer into fall. The bell-shaped flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is the perfect choice for as a specimen plant, for shrub borders or flowering hedges.

  • Grows up to 4-8 ft. tall (120-240 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, well-drained soils.
  • Plant as a specimen or in small groups. Perfect for borders, foundation plantings or hedges.
  • Pruning is best done immediately after flowering; little pruning is needed.
  • Generally disease free. Watch for leaf and bud eelworms. Seldom severely damaged by deer.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-ripe cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late autumn and winter.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Weigela
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 96" (120cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Weigela
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 96" (120cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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