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Red Prince Weigela

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Red Prince Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’)An outstanding spring-flowering shrub, absolutely smothered in bright red trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds like magnets; settles into the background the rest of the year, somewhat coarse and open in habit, good for general garden use

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Weigela
Species:
florida
Cultivar:
Red Prince
Flower Color:
red
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:
arching
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

Red Prince Weigela is draped in stunning clusters of red trumpet-shaped flowers 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

Red Prince Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Red Prince Weigela will grow to be about 6 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.

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