Weigela florida 'Variegata'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (55098)

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. Varieties of both kinds have evolved from the most popular species, W. florida, a Far Eastern species introduced in 1848 and used many times since to sire new hybrids. ' Variegata' is one of the best variegated shrubs for a warm sunny site, smaller and more compact than the species, with dense cream and green leaves, and prolific rose-pink blooms. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Weigela

Species: florida

Cultivar: Variegata

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

Reader reviews

Steve green

I have 2 in my garden .I have one that has been left to roam and prune very little the other I prune from the base to leave a lot of top growth that gives the impression it a small tree..Great variegated colour and will grow in any aspect

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