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Centennial Weigela

Weigela florida 'Centennial'

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Centennial Weigela (Weigela florida 'Centennial') at Blomidon Nurseries (1970) Limited

Centennial Weigela flowers

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Height:  9 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A vigorous spring-flowering shrub that's covered in pink trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts hummingbirds; a background shrub the rest of the year, bushy, coarse and open in habit, good for general garden use; needs full sun, probably the hardiest variety

Ornamental Features

Centennial Weigela is blanketed in stunning clusters of cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones and yellow anthers along the branches in late spring. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.

Landscape Attributes

Centennial 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.

Centennial Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Centennial Weigela will grow to be about 9 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features