Weigela 'Minuet'

Weigela florida

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: Minuet
Hybridized by Dr. F. Svejda, Ottawa, Canada



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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


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

Stockton, California

Geneva, Illinois

Glendale Heights, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Robinson, Illinois

Princeton, Kansas

Ferrysburg, Michigan

Pinckney, Michigan

Brunswick, Missouri

Maryville, Missouri

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Hamilton, Ohio

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Watertown, South Dakota

Crossville, Tennessee

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Stafford, Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 30, 2012, cntryrocks from Princeton, KS wrote:

My plant has stayed very small--only about 18" x 18 ". It has been growing for 5 years. During that same time period, the wine and roses weigela in the same bed has reached about 6 ft. X 5 ft. I haven't trimmed it at all. It is a tedy, compact plant. Very pretty too. Definitely suited for the front of the border.


On Jun 12, 2007, GrassLovers from Saint Charles, IL wrote:

I thought this small shrub preformed great in my yard. I have 6 plants in two different areas, one is on the east side of my yard (pictured) with 1/2 day of shade and it flowers wonderfully. They started a little leggy/open in the spring but soon filled in with blooms.


On Mar 30, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Minuet' weigela is a must have if you have a small garden. It tops off at only 3 feet yet the flowers are the same size as any standard weigela. The flowers are a lovely pinkish-red and plants are very floriferous. I use mine in a rock garden setting.