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Weigela middendorffiana (Middendorf weigela)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Weigela middendorffiana

Other names

Middendorf weigela, Diervilla middendorffiana

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Species

W. middendorffiana - W. middendorffiana is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with oval, bright green leaves and, from mid-spring to midsummer, bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers with orange- or red-marked throats.


Weigela middendorffiana is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are slightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Flushed yellow, Flushed orange, Cream in Spring; Flushed yellow, Flushed orange, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms Leaf and bud eelworms

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Responds well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Weigela middendorffiana (Middendorf weigela) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in most fertile, moist but well-drained soils in sun or partial 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

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

Botanical name

Weigela middendorffiana

Other names

Middendorf weigela, Diervilla middendorffiana

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Species

W. middendorffiana - W. middendorffiana is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with oval, bright green leaves and, from mid-spring to midsummer, bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers with orange- or red-marked throats.

Native to

China, Japan, Korea, Russia

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are slightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Flushed yellow, Flushed orange, Cream in Spring; Flushed yellow, Flushed orange, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Responds well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Weigela middendorffiana (Middendorf weigela) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in most fertile, moist but well-drained soils in sun or partial 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

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Weigela middendorffiana (Middendorf weigela)

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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