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Old Fashioned WeigelaWeigela florida

  • Old Fashioned Weigela shrub- Weigela florida

The old fashioned weigela is a larger, coarsely textured shrub that is covered with an abundance of showy pink flowers each May. This rounded, spreading specimen is ideal in groupings and makes a fine border shrub. But no matter where you plant it, the spring blooms will definitely make a statement.

Hardiness Zones

The old fashioned weigela can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9. View Map

Tree Type

This is an ornamental shrub, typically planted for the visual interest and beauty it can bring to landscape.

Mature Size

The old fashioned weigela grows to a height of 6–9' and a spread of 9–12' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The old fashioned weigela grows in loamy, moist, rich, sandy and well-drained soils.


This shrub:
  • Produces an abundance of rosy pink flowers with an elongated bell shape. They bloom in April and May.
  • Features elliptic to ovate-oblong or obovate green leaves 2–4½" in length. Grows in a rounded, spreading shape.
  • Has a multitude of different cultivars, primarily developed to provide smaller sizes, profuse flowering and more cold-hardiness.


This shrub is native to Japan. It was introduced in 1860.