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Scientific Name: Weigela florida
Pronunciation: wye-JEE-luh FLORE-ih-duh
Common Name: weigela
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, elliptic to slightly obovate with wavy, serrated margins, up to 4 cm wide and 10 cm long; flowers funnel-shaped and up to 2 cm wide and 4 cm long. Winter ID: branching arched; buds opposite; new growth has line a hairs between nodes.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Filler, Screening, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include: W. 'Red Prince and W. 'Pink Princess'. Dark leaved cultivars on campus include W. 'Alexandra', and W. 'Elvera' (Midnight Wine weigela).
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green-yellow, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Not showy, (2-valved, dehescing from top and leaving central column)

Bark Morphology: Multi-stem trunk, Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Grey
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:V-shaped

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Nematodes, Scale insects, Virus, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(ONE) Overpass North side East : cvs. 665 - Red Prince, 659 - Pink Princess, 658 - Minuet, Alexandra, Elvera
(ONW) Overpass North side West : cv. Alexandra
(PPL) Pine PLanting : cv. Alexandra
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