Pink Weigelia 12-18"
Pink Weigela (Weigela florida) is a deciduous shrub popular in gardens and landscaping. It is native to eastern Asia and prized for its profuse display of pink trumpet-shaped flowers in the spring and early summer. The plant typically grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and has a spread of 9 to 12 feet (2.7 to 3.7 meters). Full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil is prefered. Pink Weigela is often used as a specimen plant or in borders, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
Pink Weigela is primarily grown for its attractive pink flowers, which can add color and interest to any garden or landscape. It can be used as a specimen plant, hedge, or in mixed borders.
The pink flowers of Weigela are known to attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, making it a valuable plant for pollinator-friendly gardens.
Pink Weigela is relatively easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It is drought-tolerant and can tolerate a range of soil types.
Due to its deep root system, Weigela can also be used for erosion control on slopes or hillsides.
Habitat: Besides attracting pollinators, Weigela can provide a habitat for small animals and birds. Its dense foliage can provide shelter and nesting sites for birds.
Pink Weigela typically blooms in the late spring to early summer, usually in May or June, depending on the climate and growing conditions. The blooming period can last several weeks, and the plant produces a profusion of pink trumpet-shaped flowers. After the initial bloom, the plant may continue to make sporadic flowers throughout the summer. It's worth noting that the blooming time of Pink Weigela can be affected by temperature, sunlight, and soil conditions.
Pink Weigela prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It can be planted in locations, including:
- Borders and Flower Beds: Pink Weigela can be planted in frames and flower beds to add color and interest to the landscape.
- Hedges: Pink Weigela can be planted in rows to form walls or screens, providing privacy or defining garden spaces.
- Foundation Plantings: Pink Weigela can be planted near the foundation to soften the transition between the building and the surrounding landscape.
- Slopes and Hillsides: Weigela's deep root system makes it an effective plant for erosion control on slopes and hillsides.
When planting Pink Weigela, choosing a location with well-draining soil is essential and ensuring that the plant has enough space to grow to its full size. It's also good to water the plant regularly during its first growing season to help it establish its root system.
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Overall, Pink Weigela is a versatile plant that can be used for ornamental purposes, to attract pollinators and wildlife, and for erosion control.
- Bare Root
- Spring, Summer, Fall
- Full Sun
- Deer Resistant: