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Golden Jackpot® Weigela

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A brilliant spring-flowering shrub, which features showy pink trumpet-shaped flowers over stunning golden leaves that hold their color all season; attracts hummingbirds; perfect as a color accent for general garden use; needs full sun

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
5 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Weigela
Species:
florida
Cultivar:
MonRigney
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Period:
from mid spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
gold
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Bicolor:
lavender
Flower Bud Color:
crimson
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

Golden Jackpot® Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender overtones along the branches from mid spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. It has attractive gold foliage with hints of lime green which emerges yellow in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Jackpot® Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Golden Jackpot® Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.

Golden Jackpot® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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