*Weigela

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*Weigela praecox
WEIGELA

Caprifoliaceae
E. Asia

Location: map coordinates T-14 (west of Loockerman Hall), N 39°11'7'' W 75°32'42''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • deciduous shrub
  • etymology: Weigela after Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel (1748-1831), German botanist; praecox = early (flowering)
  • leaves simple, alternate, ovate
  • flowers showy, funnel-shaped, pink with yellow throat, fragrant; in late spring
  • USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8
  • native to Japan, Korea, Manchuria

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)
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