Weigela florida 'Variegata'

Weigela florida 'Variegata'

Weigela florida 'Variegata' - Weigela  florida 'Variegata'

Common Name: Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Genus: Weigela
Species: florida
Cultivar: 'Variegata'

This genus of plants was named after C.F. Weigel who was a Professor of Botany.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Form: Shrub
Growth Rate: Average
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Flower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: PinkFlowering Period: May & June

Soil: Nutritious, tolerates a wide range of soils that are moisture retentive.

  • Soil: Fertile well-drained soil

Masses of funnel-shaped pale pink flowers on graceful arching stems in May and June and white-edged grey-green leaves. Although this pretty variegated shrub prefers fertile well-drained soil it will thrive almost anywhere. Best pruned each year in mid-summer it looks lovely grown in front of a sunny fence or wall.

Garden Care: Once established prune each year in mid-summer after flowering removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.

The leaf edges of this deciduous shrub are creamy white. Towards the end of the gardening year when the weather turns colder the leaf edges of Weigela florida ‘Variegata’ often turn pink. In early summer light pink, funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers are produced. A suitable shrub for heavy clay soil.



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