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Weigela 'Red Prince'

Common Name:
Weigela
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Family:
Diervillaceae (formerly in Caprifoliaceae)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
To 6 feet high and wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring
Flower Color:
Rose red
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Weigelas are shrubs with paired, pointed-oval, rough-textured leaves, up to 4 inches long, and generous crops of bell shaped flowers in summer. The flowers are usually around an inch long and red to pink in color, though there are also white forms. The plants tend to look a bit ragged after blooming, though in our climate they can be pruned frequently for fresh waves of lusher growth and sometimes, even further waves of bloom. Weigela 'Red Prince' is a vigorous bushy selection growing to 6 feet or more, with dark green leaves and bright rose red flowers. This is an easily grown shrub, thriving in sun and most soils, with moderate watering.