Weigela
Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby'

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: Bristol Ruby

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Merced, California

Cordele, Georgia

Waukegan, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Brunswick, Missouri

Reading, Pennsylvania

Atlanta, Texas

Austin, Texas

Waverly, Virginia

Grand Mound, Washington

Woodinville, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 3, 2005, LC711 from Des Plaines, IL wrote:

This grows beautifully in our (IL) front yard. The flowers are profuse, last several weeks and there is a second, albeit smaller, showing later in the summer. We have never gone a season without a passerby asking what kind of shrub it is and commenting on the beauty and abundance of the flowers. It looks a little yukky after the flowers die, but they fall quickly and the bright green leaves then shine.

Neutral

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

This cultivar was developed at Bristol Nursery, England in 1941. It was somewhat of a breakthrough as it was among the hardiest cultivars developed up to that time. The growth form is more upright than many Weigela.