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Bristol Ruby Weigela

Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby'


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Bristol Ruby Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby') at GardenWorks

Bristol Ruby Weigela flowers

Bristol Ruby Weigela flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Bristol Ruby Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby') at GardenWorks

Bristol Ruby Weigela in bloom

Bristol Ruby Weigela in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  9 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a


A popular spring-flowering shrub, covered in cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts hummingbirds; recedes to the background the rest of the year, somewhat coarse and open in habit, grows quite large; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Bristol Ruby Weigela is smothered in stunning clusters of ruby-red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow anthers along the branches in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bristol Ruby Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

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.

Bristol Ruby Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Bristol Ruby Weigela will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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