Weigela Stelzneri is a deciduous bushy shrub with green foliage and an abundance of trumpet-shaped purple-pink flowers in late spring to early summer. It suits mixed borders and well-watered plant containers.
Weigela was discovered in East Asia by German professor Christian Weigel and was first imported to the UK in 1845. Weigela Stelzneri is one of the very earliest cultivars that was bred in Belgium by Van Hotte in 1861. A hard–to–find cultivar these days, Weigela Stelzneri has deciduous mid-green leaves that appear in early spring and fall in yellow tones with the late autumn frosts. In May, until around June, deep pink trumpet-shaped flowers cover the upright branches with a second flush of flowers often appearing in late summer just as the garden is starting to look tired. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, especially bumblebees who can access the trumpet-shaped blooms.
Weigela is easy to grow. It’s an exceptionally pretty shrub that looks good in cottage-style gardens.
Height and Spread of Weigela Stelzneri Weigela Stelzneri will grow to a maximum height of 2.5 metres and spread over 1-2 metres but can be trained smaller with regular pruning.
How Hardy Is Weigela Stelzneri Weigela is hardy down to minus temperatures when the roots are well-drained and it copes with some drought once established.
How To Use Weigela Stelzneri Weigela Stelzneri is a pretty addition to a cottage-style garden where its pink blooms create plenty of colour and form at the back of a mixed border. It will also grow in a well-watered and fed container in a balcony garden or brighten up a plain deck or patio. Wildlife-friendly spaces benefit from the pollinator-attracting flowers, and it is low maintenance enough to suit the busiest of gardeners.
How To Care For Weigela Stelzneri Weigela Stelzneri likes a position in full sun. If grown in partial to full shade it will struggle to flower and become leggy. All well-drained soils are suitable for weigela. Stelzneri requires pruning to keep a bushy shape, but because weigela flowers on old wood pruning should occur immediately after flowering so it has time to regrow new stems to bloom the following year. Remove congested older branches and trim back by a third. Water well until established and apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots in early spring.