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Weigela 'Briant Rubidor'

Weigela

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Geoff Kidd, copyright GAP Photos (62375)

Plant details

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. Briant Rubidor is a striking gold shrub, its foliage generally a uniform soft gold, although some leaves have red edges and others are green with gold margins. Like all golden forms, it is best grown in partial shade to avoid the risk of sun scorch purple forms, on the other hand, need full sun. This is also known as 'Olympiade', Rubidor, Rubidor Variegata and W. florida Rubigold.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Weigela

Cultivar: Briant Rubidor

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm


Reader reviews

cejl1970

I've found this so easy to propagate, simply take soft wood cuttings.


Anne McCormack

How easy is it to move this? Mine is quite old and I need to move it. It is one of the first shrubs I planted when we moved in so don't want to lose it.


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