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PlantFiles: Weigela
Weigela florida 'Java Red'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Weigela (wy-GEE-la) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Java Red

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BUFFY690 On Aug 31, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Installed this year and its been a struggle hopefully it will grab hold of it's new home and put on a show in 2012

Positive TheresaHill On Sep 9, 2007, TheresaHill from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

I noticed it states that you can propagate from hardwood cuttings...I have had great success with softwood cuttings on all three cultivars of wiegela that I own. These should be a staple in everyones garden! They are beautiful even when not blooming.

Neutral Todd_Boland On Nov 21, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This cultivar was an American introduction developed by Beardslee Nursery in Ohio. It was developed as a selection from Weigela florida var. atropurpurea. The flowers are pale lavender-pink and the foliage purplish tinted. The plant habit is compact and broad.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Paris, Arkansas
Denver, Colorado
Navarre, Florida
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Olathe, Kansas
Crofton, Kentucky
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kasota, Minnesota
Lincoln, Nebraska
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Concrete, Washington

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