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Weigela 'Praecox Variegata' (Weigela 'Praecox Variegata')

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 'Praecox Variegata'

Other names

Weigela 'Praecox Variegata'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Praecox Variegata' _ 'Praecox Variegata' is a small, deciduous shrub with creamy margins to its leaves and pink flowers in spring and summer. The inside of its tubular flowers have yellow markings.


Weigela 'Praecox Variegata' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green in Spring; Green, Cream in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms Leaf and bud eelworms

Honey fungus Honey fungus

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 'Praecox Variegata' (Weigela 'Praecox Variegata') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in 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

Botanical name

Weigela 'Praecox Variegata'

Other names

Weigela 'Praecox Variegata'

Genus

Weigela Weigela

Variety or Cultivar

'Praecox Variegata' _ 'Praecox Variegata' is a small, deciduous shrub with creamy margins to its leaves and pink flowers in spring and summer. The inside of its tubular flowers have yellow markings.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green in Spring; Green, Cream in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms

Specific diseases

Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Responds well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Weigela 'Praecox Variegata' (Weigela 'Praecox Variegata') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in 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)

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