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PlantFiles: Weigela
Weigela 'White Knight'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Weigela (wy-GEE-la) (Info)
Cultivar: White Knight
Additional cultivar information: (PP08348)
Hybridized by Weigle; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bigcityal On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a fast growing and fast flowering shrub. Do not try to fit it into a samll area. No problems noted with it.

Positive kikisdad On Sep 30, 2005, kikisdad from Spring Hill, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

We have this planted in the Waterman Conservation Education Riverside Park and it does extremely well there. The area is zone 5A in Apalachin, NY

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

'White Knight' is now considered to be the best white-flowered Weigela on the market. It was recently introduced from Iowa State University. Very vigorous with profuse flowers and a strong repeat bloomer.


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

Barbourville, Kentucky
Mahopac, New York
North Augusta, South Carolina
Allyn, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin

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