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Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' (Weigela 'Bristol Ruby')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Other names

Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby', Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Bristol Ruby' _ 'Bristol Ruby' is a semi-evergreen, medium shrub with vigorous growth and an erect habit. It has green leaves and tubular, ruby-red flowers that bloom in spring.


Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect, Rounded

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring; Reddish pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms Leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Responds well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' (Weigela 'Bristol Ruby') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most moist but well-drained fertile soil in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Other names

Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby', Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Bristol Ruby' _ 'Bristol Ruby' is a semi-evergreen, medium shrub with vigorous growth and an erect habit. It has green leaves and tubular, ruby-red flowers that bloom in spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring; Reddish pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Responds well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' (Weigela 'Bristol Ruby') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most moist but well-drained fertile soil in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby' (Weigela 'Bristol Ruby')

Common pest name

Cherry rasp leaf (in part) (European); Gooseberry leaf distortion; Lloyd George raspberry yellow blotch disease; Pfeffinger disease of cherry; Redcurrant ringspot; Ringspot diseases of raspberry; strawberry and flowering currant; RRSV; Spoon leaf of redcurrant (Netherlands)

Scientific pest name

Raspberry ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest present in the UK; risk of spread is mitigated by industry certification scheme.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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