SCIENTIFIC NAME: Weigela florida
COMMON NAME: old fashioned weigela
FLOWERS: Red, white, or pink flowers, depending on cultivar, from mid to late April. Trumpet shaped.
LEAVES: Opposite, with slightly serrated margins. Has a sinuate (wavy) margin and arcuate veins (turn up leaf). Up to 3" long with an attenuated tip.
GROWTH HABIT: 3' to 6' tall and wide.
OTHER: Not a drought tolerant species. Has been used since the 1800's. The stems have prominent lenticels. Buds can be reddish. Prefers a well drained soil and full sun. Needs considerable pruning after flowering to keep it in shape. There are many cultivars. Member of the Caprifoliaceae family.