Family: Caprifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Weigela florida Foliis Purpuriis

Common Name: Weigela Foliis Purpuriis


Foliis Purpurea (Weigela florida) is a smaller Weigela with purplish green foliage and pink funnel shaped flowers. Some sources list it as the same as Java Red?

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, some shade
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerscarmine red buds, pink funnel shaped
Leavespurplish green
Dimensions3-4 by 3-4 (HS)
Maintenancewill have some winter kill on their branches and need some clean-up in the spring, prune after the plants are done blooming, tolerates hard pruning
Misc FactsGenus Weigela was named in honour of the German botanist Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel (1748-1833)
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr)
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