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Weigela florida 'Wings of Fire' (Weigela 'Wings of Fire')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Weigela florida 'Wings of Fire'

Other names

Weigela 'Wings of Fire'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Wings of Fire' _ 'Wings of Fire' is a compact, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, finely toothed leaves, mid-green in spring, red-flushed in summer, and turning bright red in autumn. Funnel-shaped, lavender flowers bloom singly or in clusters along the branches in late spring and early summer.


Weigela florida 'Wings of Fire' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Dense, Rounded

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring; Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn

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 florida 'Wings of Fire' (Weigela 'Wings of Fire') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Flowering and leaf colour is best in full sun.

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

North, 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 florida 'Wings of Fire'

Other names

Weigela 'Wings of Fire'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Wings of Fire' _ 'Wings of Fire' is a compact, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, finely toothed leaves, mid-green in spring, red-flushed in summer, and turning bright red in autumn. Funnel-shaped, lavender flowers bloom singly or in clusters along the branches in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Dense, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring; Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn


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 florida 'Wings of Fire' (Weigela 'Wings of Fire') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Flowering and leaf colour is best in full sun.

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

North, 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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