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Crimson Kisses Weigela

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Crimson Kisses Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Crimson Kisses’)An outstanding, reblooming variety, covered in crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with white centers for an extended time; attracts hummingbirds; settles into the background the rest of the year; may be somewhat open in habit, good for general garden use

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
32 inches
Average Landscape Width:
32 inches
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Weigela
Species:
florida
Cultivar:
Slingco 1
Flower Color:
crimson
Flower Period:
from late spring to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Eye Color:
white
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

Crimson Kisses Weigela is clothed in stunning clusters of crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with white throats along the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Crimson Kisses Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Crimson Kisses Weigela will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 inches. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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