The Pink Weigelia is an old-fashioned beauty which starts blooming in late spring and continues through the summer months and into autumn. It's basically a hassle-free kind of shrub which requires little maintenance and zero deadheading. In addition, it is a deer-resistant shrub and attracts instead, the delicate hummingbird and a variety of butterflies.
The shrub in tree form can reach heights of six to nine feet, with a canopy spread of the same. The plant prefers partial to full sun and thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Experts recommend an organic year-round mulch to preserve moisture. Pink Weigelia should be planted about 10 feet apart to allow for the best spread. Dwarf varieties may be planted closer together. The Pink Weigelia is widely tolerant of growing conditions, as long as the simple sun and soil preferences are followed.
The Pink Weigelia shrub will do well in growing zones 4 to 8. It's a dependable perennial bush that has few pest problems. The shrub is simple to cultivate and even looks amazing growing out of its own pot. The most popular and most showy of the species is Weigela florida, a mounding-shaped shrub that reaches heights between six and eight feet. There are smaller varieties of the Pink Weigelia available if space is an issue, with some only reaching a maximum of three feet tall.
Even the shrub's oval leaves are quite impressive, and depending on the variety, the colors can vary. Pink Weigelia typically features green foliage edged with creamy white but can also offer flashy foliage in shades of gold, green, white, and rose for a season-long, head-turning spectacle.