Family: Caprifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Weigela florida Alexander

Common Name: Weigela Wine Roses

DescriptionA medium size Weigela with vivid dark pink flowers and dark purple foliage.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Shrubs Deciduous
Sunlightfull sun for best foliage color
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowersreddish pink, funnel shaped, about 1.25 inches long, appears in singles or clusters on the previous year’s growth at the end of May early June, attract Humming Birds.
Leaveselliptic to obovate, glossy, burgundy-purple turning dark purple in the fall
Dimensions4-5 feet by 4-5 feet or larger
MaintenanceAll Weigela will have winter kill on their branches and need some clean-up in the spring. Prune after the plants are done blooming.
Cultivar OriginHybridized by Herman Geers of the Netherlands.
Author's NotesI have 2 Wine and Roses in my yard for over 15 years (2016). They are 5-6 by 5-6 feet with no pruning to maintain size.
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