old fashioned weigela Caprifoliaceae Weigela
florida (Siebold & Zucc.) K. Koch
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, oval with a long extended tip, 2 to 4 inches long, finely serrated margins, green above and slightly paler below.
Flower: Very showy, light pink to rosy-red, 5 petals, overall funnel shape, appearing in large numbers in late spring.
Fruit: Dry, 2-valved capsule.
Twig: Moderate, gray-brown, scruffy with two rows (appearing as lines) of short hairs running between nodes, conspicuous lenticels, buds with several visible scales present.
Bark: Gray-brown, shallow grooves, ridges flaky.
Form: Shrub up to 10 feet with a round crown and graceful arching limbs.
Looks like: beautybush
- Amur honeysuckle
- fuzzy deutzia
- glossy abelia
| Additional Range Information:
Weigela florida is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson