PINK WEIGELA SHRUB – WEIGELA FLORIDA
Pink Weigela, also known as Pink Princess, was initially found in China, Korea 1845. This deciduous shrub was transplanted in England by German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel and then, spread into America.
Pink Weigela is a beautiful shrub looks best as an ornamentation shrub in damp sandy gardens when it is used in mixed borders with other shrubs. It thrives best in full sun where it will profusely bloom massive pink, white or red flowers with five-lobed leaves although, it will still do well in light shade. The flowers are two to four inches in size with a red corolla produced in small corymbs. Small winged seeds reside in the dry fruit capsule. Pink Weigela have leaves that range from 5 to 15 inches in size and are oblong with serrated margins.
Springtime brings this shrub to full bloom and tapers off becoming sporadic through the summer. One thing to remember when planting this shrub, it can grow up to ten feet high and ten feet around. You will want to make sure you leave room for this growth.
Pruning will ensure this plant remains beautiful and healthy. During late winter, take off any interior branches, and it will bloom the next spring beautifully. To keep your Pink Princess healthy and happy, fertilize the sandy soil once per year and regularly feed it balanced food in late winter
Ships As – Bareroot Plant
he Pink Weigelia is a beautiful cascading shrub, perfect for any location and has many uses as an attractive addition to your yard.
Scientific Name: Weigelia Florida
USDA Climate Zone: 5-9
Shrub Height: 5-8 Feet Tall
Canopy Spread: 6-8 Feet Wide
Soil Type: Prefers Moist Well-Drained Soils, But Easily Adapts To Any Soil Type and Condition
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
The Pink Weigelia has dense medium green foliage with trumpet-shaped pastel pink flowers. This pretty Weigelia can bloom as early as April and lasts until July. It has been known to thrive as late as October in warmer climates. This shrub makes an excellent shrub border or planted as groupings with other Weigelia and can be grown in a variety of environments. The landscapes use for the Weigelia included are, as a container plant, can be used in beds and borders and on privacy slopes. The Weigelia is tolerant to any soil condition, is drought tolerant and easy to grow. The Weigelia flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.