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Java Red Weigela
Weigela florida ‘Java Red”
Friends, I’ve been growing and have had Java Red Weigela in my landscape for years and I promise you, this is a very, very nice plant. Like almost all flowering shrubs it should be pruned at least once a year to maintain a nice shape, but the nice thing about Java Red is that it does not grow aggressively, but it does bloom aggressively in the spring. But it also makes flowers in a lesser amount the rest of the year. Enjoy!
In the above photo this plant is probably trimmed a little tighter than most people like, but as soon as it flushes out with new growth it will look great.
This photo shows the beautiful and delicate pinkish/lavender flowers. You can also see the leaf color, green with a little moroon tint. I’m not sure why they orginally called this plant Java Red because there is nothing about the plant that is red. But it is a nice addition to any landscape.