Weigela florida 'Polka'
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
An exceptional spring-flowering shrub, covered in attractive pink trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats, attracts hummingbirds; a reserved shrub the rest of the year, somewhat coarse, spreading habit, beautiful used in groupings; needs full sun
Polka Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Polka Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
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.
Polka Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Polka Weigela will grow to be about 4 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. 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.