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Sunny Princess Weigela

Weigela florida 'Sunny Princess'

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Sunny Princess Weigela (Weigela florida 'Sunny Princess') at Connon Nurseries

Sunny Princess Weigela flowers

Sunny Princess Weigela flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A new late spring-flowering shrub which features showy pink trumpet-shaped flowers held over attractive golden variegated foliage, attracts hummingbirds; somewhat coarse and open in habit, good as a color accent for general garden use; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Sunny Princess Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender overtones along the branches in late spring. It has attractive green foliage with hints of yellow throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunny Princess Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunny Princess Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sunny Princess Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features