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Old Fashioned WeigelaWeigela florida

  • Old Fashioned Weigela shrub- Weigela florida
This rounded, spreading shrub is ideal in groupings and makes a fine border plant with its green leaves and rosy pink flowers, which begin blooming in May.

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.