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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.

  • Produces an abundance of rosy pink flowers with an elongated bell shape
  • Blooms in April and May
  • Works well as a border plant or in groupings
  • Will be delivered at a height of 1'–1'6"

Hardiness Zones

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

Tree Type

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.