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    French Lace Weigela

    Weigela florida 'French Lace'

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    French Lace Weigela (Weigela florida 'French Lace') at Hartman Companies

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  4 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Other Names:  Brigela

    Description:

    This deliciously variegated spring-flowering shrub is covered in red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats, which attract hummingbirds; compact and dense, excellent for general garden use, great in groups; needs full sun

    Ornamental Features

    French Lace Weigela is draped in stunning clusters of dark red trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive yellow-variegated deciduous green foliage with hints of deep purple throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    French Lace Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    French Lace Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    French Lace Weigela will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

    This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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