Weigela florida 'Victoria'
Victoria Weigela flowers
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Here is a stunning variety that is a larger growing shrub with rich burgundy foliage that has greenish undertones, deep pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in spring; very showy, ideal for the mixed garden border
Victoria Weigela features showy clusters of hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with creamy white anthers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive burgundy foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Victoria Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined 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.
Victoria Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Victoria Weigela will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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.