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Weigela floribunda - (Siebold.&Zucc.)K.Koch.

Common Name Crimson weigela
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats In open places at elevations of 150 - 1700 metres[275].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Weigela floribunda Crimson weigela


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Weigela floribunda Crimson weigela
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Summary

UPDATE 12/09/2011: This name is unresolved, but some data suggest that it is synonymous with Diervilla floribunda Siebold & Zucc..


Physical Characteristics

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Weigela floribunda is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177]. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most fertile soils[11, 200]. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[200]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[200]. Plants are very hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -23°c[200]. Plants are very floriferous and can exhaust themselves, literally flowering themselves to death. The flowers are borne in the leaf nodes of the previous years growth and any pruning is therefore best done as soon as the plant has finished flowering[182]. Closely related to W. coraeensis[11]. There are a number of named forms, selected for their ornamental value[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Softwood basal cuttings, 10 - 12cm long, in a sandy soil in a cold frame in early summer[200]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. 20 cm long, November in a sheltered outdoor nursery bed[200].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Weigela coraeensis 10
Weigela decora 10
Weigela floridaOldfashioned weigela, Rose Weigela, Old Fashioned Weigela00
Weigela hortensis 10
Weigela japonica 01

 

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(Siebold.&Zucc.)K.Koch.

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