Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Weigela

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'
  • Common name: Weigela
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2.4m

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Weigelas are easily grown, undemanding plants that soon develop into fine leafy shrubs with showy early summer flowers and, in some cases, attractive variegated foliage. Varieties of both kinds have evolved from the most popular species, Weigela florida, a Far Eastern species introduced in 1848 and used many times since to sire new hybrids.

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' has mid-green leaves, which are complemented by deep red, funnel-shaped flowers in summer. It's perfect for growing in a mixed border and its flowers are loved by bees.

Grow Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. To prune, cut back shoots to a strong pair of buds just after they have bloomed. Once the plant is established, cut back about a quarter of the older stems to ground level every year to encourage new growth.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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