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Weigela praecox


The earliest flowering weigela, Weigela praecox is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with fragrant clusters of funnel-shaped, rose-pink flowers adorned with yellow throats. Blooming in mid to late spring, the blossoms are attractive to hummingbirds. They stand out against the foliage of ovate, pointed, medium green leaves.

  • Densely-branched, rounded, this flowering shrub grows to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm).
  • Thrives in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade but best flower production is obtained in full sun.
  • Plant as a specimen or in small groups. Perfect for shrub borders, foundation plantings or as a flowering hedge.
  • Blooms on old wood. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.
  • Generally disease and pest free.
  • Native to Korea, Manchuria and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
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 Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
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 Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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