Wings Of Fire Weigela
Weigela florida 'Wings Of Fire'
Wings Of Fire Weigela foliage
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
This magnificent cultivar forms a stately mounded shrub with wide winged foliage that flushes with tones of red and orange as the season progresses, until it becomes deep burgundy in fall; ideal for the mixed garden border
Wings Of Fire Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from mid to late spring. It has attractive red-variegated deciduous green foliage with hints of orange which emerges red in spring. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn burgundy in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Wings Of Fire Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined 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.
Wings Of Fire Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Wings Of Fire Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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.