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Java Red Weigela

Weigela florida 'Java Red'


Java Red Weigela (Weigela florida 'Java Red') at Strader's Garden Centers

Java Red Weigela flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Java Red Weigela (Weigela florida 'Java Red') at Strader's Garden Centers

Java Red Weigela in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


A beautiful spring-flowering shrub, featuring rosy-pink trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts hummingbirds; red-tinged foliage is quite ornamental, but somewhat coarse and open in habit, good for general garden use; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Java Red Weigela features showy clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has attractive purple-tipped dark green foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Java Red Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

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.

Java Red Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Java Red Weigela will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy. 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features