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Bristol Snowflake Weigela*

Weigela florida 'Bristol Snowflake'

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Bristol Snowflake Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bristol Snowflake') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Weigela florida 'Bristol Snowflake' in bloom

Weigela florida 'Bristol Snowflake' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Description:

This stunning and hardy spring-flowering shrub is covered in white trumpet-shaped flowers with a flush of pink, which attract hummingbirds; compact and dense, excellent for general garden use, great in groups; needs full sun

Ornamental Features:

Bristol Snowflake Weigela features showy clusters of white trumpet-shaped flowers with shell pink streaks along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Bristol Snowflake Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Bristol Snowflake Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Plant Characteristics:

Bristol Snowflake Weigela will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent Massing Screening Garden
Applications
Flowers Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features