• Specimen or Focal Point
  • Flowering Borders
  • Wildlife Gardens


  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Early Spring Blooms
  • Low Maintenance


  • Partial Sun to Full Sun
  • 5+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Weigela are flowering shrubs that bloom profusely in the spring time and rebloom through the summer. The trumpet-like flowers are a favorite for hummingbirds. The shrubs are low maintenance & deer resistant and becoming more and more popular in gardens.

Weigela bushes typically have beautiful pink or white flowers that bloom profusely in early spring, then again in late summer. The trumpet-like flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. The bushes typically grow to a height of 1 to 6 feet tall, and similar width. Our most popular shrubs are the dwarf variety and only get 1-2 feet tall.

We offer the largest online selection and mainly sell weigela florida, which is a species native to North China, Korea and Japan. These are non-invasive in the United States. The genus is named after the German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel.

  • Pink or white trumpet-like flowers
  • Blooms in early spring & summer
  • Typically 1 to 5 feet tall
  • Native to North China, Korea & Japan
  • Growing zones 4 - 8

Landscaping Tip: Weigela attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so place them within view of a window so that you can enjoy the display whether indoors or out.

Weigela Pruning Tips

When to prune an overgrown weigela? 

The best time to do any major structural pruning is in early spring while the weigela is still dormant. Remove up to one third of the oldest branches by cutting them back to the base of the shrub. Also prune off any dead growth and winter dieback. Keep in mind that weigelas bloom on old and new wood, so removing branches during this time will reduce spring blooming.

When to shape weigela? 

Once the weigela blooms in spring, you can lightly prune for shape. Cut back branches with spent blooms, removing no more than one third of the top growth. Weigelas will often rebloom on new wood, especially the newer varieties, so pruning at this time can reduce repeat blooming later in the season. The tradeoff is that pruning stimulates new growth and can result in a healthier shrub, especially for older, overgrown specimens.

Weigela Companion Plants

Plants that go well with weigela are annuals, perennials and shrubs that need plenty of sunlight and well drained but moist soil. Some of our favorite plants to grow with weigela shrubs in the garden are hydrangeas, viburnum, lilacs, bee balm, coneflowers, salvia, impatiens and fuschia. Many of those plants also attract hummingbirds, which make pairing those plants work so well.