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Care of the plant Weigela florida or Weigela hedge.

Care of the shrub Weigela florida or Weigela hedge

The genus Weigela, family Caprifoliaceae, comprises 10 species of deciduous shrubs native to the Far East. Some species are: Weigelia florida, Weigelia japonica, Weigelia decora, Weigelia grandiflora, Weigelia praecox.

Common names: Weigela hedge, Old Fashioned Weiglea. This species is native to North China, Korea, and Japan.

They are deciduous shrubs of compact size that reach 2 meters (6.56 feet) in height. They have leaves of opposite disposition, oval-lanceolate shape and hairy on the underside. The abundant and showy flowers are pink or white. They bloom during the spring.

They are used as isolated specimens, in bushy groups, to form hedges and in large pots for terraces and patios.

The Weigela florida prefers a semi-shade exposure, avoiding direct sun in the central hours of the day. They resist frost.

The soil can be a normal garden soil with 25% peat. The planting is done in autumn or early spring.

Water regularly at the rate of 2 times a week in summer; slightly reduce watering the rest of the year. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize with compost or manure in fall or late summer and once with mineral fertilizer in early spring.

Prune lightly after flowering to promote the appearance of new shoots.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases; they can be attacked by aphids if they suffer from drought.

They are propagated by cuttings in midsummer.

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Weigela florida
Weigela florida
Weigela florida
Weigela florida
Weigela florida
Weigela florida