Weigela florida ‘Java Red’

Java Red Weigela
Java Red Weigela
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

5-6′ x 5-6′


Full to partial sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Hedge, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

1-11, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing deciduous shrub to 5-6’ tall and wide, or slightly larger with age. Often prior to the emergence of its attractive purple-tinged foliage, appear abundant clusters of dark-red flower buds that open to eye-catching, bell-shaped, pinkish-red flowers appearing late-spring into early summer attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Cold hardy, tough and easy to grow, this variety is well-suited as an accent in mixed borders or as a large informal hedge. Also looks great as a mass planting. Requires a well-drained soil, light to moderate watering, and a partial to full sun exposure. Prune after blooming to help maintain a more compact growing specimen.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 1-11, 14-21

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