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Standard Weigela, Pink Princess 61
Standard Weigela, Pink Princess 61

Standard Weigela, Pink Princess 61

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  1. Size and Shape: The Standard Weigela 'Pink Princess' is a medium-sized shrub that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. It has a rounded shape with arching branches.

  2. Foliage: The foliage of 'Pink Princess' is a standout feature of this plant. Its leaves are variegated with a deep green base and creamy white edges. In the fall, the leaves may turn a bronze color before dropping.

  3. Flowers: In late spring to early summer, the shrub produces masses of showy pink funnel-shaped flowers that are trumpet-like in shape. The blooms are very fragrant and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

  4. Fruit: After flowering, 'Pink Princess' produces small, dry seed capsules that are not ornamental.

  5. Growth rate: This shrub grows at a moderate rate of 6 to 12 inches per year.

  6. Hardy Zones: Standard Weigela 'Pink Princess' is hardy in zones 4 to 8, which means it can tolerate cold temperatures down to -30°F.

  7. Uses: This shrub is often used as a specimen plant, a backdrop for perennial borders, or in mixed shrub borders. It can also be grown as a hedge or screen.

  8. Maintenance: Standard Weigela 'Pink Princess' requires little maintenance. However, it benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and promote flowering. It prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods.