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Weigela florida is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 3.00 metres tall
The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental, where it can be used to make a hedge.
E. Asia - N. China, Korea.
Mixed forests, scrub at elevations of 100 - 1500 metres[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in most fertile soils[
]. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[
]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[
Hardy to about -20°c[
Plants are very floriferous and can exhaust themselves, literally flowering themselves to death. The flowers are borne in the leaf nodes of the previous years growth and any pruning is therefore best done as soon as the plant has finished flowering[
There are many named varieties grown for their ornamental value[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
Plants can be grown as a medium sized hedge, the cultivar 'Folis Purpuris' is most often used[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer.
Softwood basal cuttings, 10 - 12cm long, in a sandy soil in a cold frame in early summer[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8 - 10 cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. 20 cm long, late autumn in a sheltered outdoor nursery bed[