Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


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Plant details

This beautiful flowering shrub is vigorous and easy to grow. It has mid-green leaves which are complemented in late spring and early summer by deep red, funnel-shaped flowers. 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. .

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Weigela

Cultivar: Bristol Ruby

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to take cuttings: July to August

Flowering period: April to June

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I have had a wiegela for four years now and it has never flowered, what am I doing wrong?:(

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