Red Prince Weigela
Red Prince Weigela-Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’
Mounding shrub featuring gorgeous red tubular flowers against dark green foliage. Adored by hummingbirds. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best flowering and leaf color in full sun, but will tolerate very light shade.
Usually blooms April to June
Can grow to 6’-9’tall x 6’-9’ wide
Hardy in zones 4-8, grows here in zone 9.
Water weekly, more frequently in severe heat.
Home grown at Dan’s Backyard Nursery in Waskom, TX
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‘Red Prince’ is a dense, upright, oval-rounded, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 6-9′ tall and as wide. It features funnel-shaped red flowers (to 1.5″ long) that bloom in mid to late spring, with a scattered and much less significant repeat bloom sometimes occurring in late summer to early autumn. Flowers retain bright red color as they age, rather than fading to dull red with purple tones. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Elliptic to oblong to obovate, medium green leaves (to 4 1/2” long) produce little if any fall color.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering and foliage color, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.
Good flowering and foliage shrub. Specimen or group for shrub borders. Also effective as a hedge. May be incorporated into a foundation planting. No serious insect or disease problems.