Weigela Florida Variegata


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SKU: weigela-florida-variegata Category:
Common Name: Weigela
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: May-June
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 1.5-2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.5m

Weigela Florida Variegata, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a hardy, deciduous shrub with stunning light pink flowers and variegated mid green leaves. This flowering plant can thrive in a wide range of climates and soils. It grows to about 2.5 metres tall and blooms from May until June.  The fragrant blooms are an absolute delight for pollinators like butterflies and bees. It is easy to maintain and perfect for creating privacy or adding pops of colour, this is an excellent choice for any garden.

Weigela Florida Variegata, is native to China and Korea and it has been widely cultivated since 1845. In the early 20th century it became a popular ornamental shrub in North America and Europe, often used in formal garden beds and hedges.

How to care for your Weigela Florida Variegata

  • Sunlight: Prefers a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some shade, but the plant may produce fewer flowers and less vibrant foliage in shady areas.
  • Soil: Can adapt to a wide range of soil types, but it prefers a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral.
  • Watering: Needs regular watering, especially during prolonged dry periods. Water the plant deeply at least once a week to keep the soil moist. Avoid overwatering, as the plant can be susceptible to root rot.
  • Fertiliser: Fertilise in the spring with a balanced fertiliser to promote healthy growth and blooming. Repeat every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Requires minimal pruning, but can be shaped in late Winter or early Spring to maintain its size and shape. Any dead or damaged wood should also be removed at this time. Avoid heavy pruning, as the shrub blooms on old wood.
  • Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant with a layer of organic matter, such as compost or shredded leaves, to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Propagation: It can be propagated through softwood cuttings taken in the Summer or hardwood cuttings taken in the Autumn or Winter. Plant the cuttings in a well-draining soil mix and keep them moist until they begin to root.

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your Weigela Florida Variegata shrub grows healthy and produces abundant flowers and attractive foliage for years to come.

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