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.
Cultivar: Bristol Ruby
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to take cuttings: July to August
Flowering period: April to June
I have had a wiegela for four years now and it has never flowered, what am I doing wrong?:(
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