How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Weigela—Weigela spp.
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

Plant Identification

Weigelas are attractive deciduous shrubs.  Leaves are coarse and stiff.  Flowers are funnel-shaped and may be white, pink, red, purple, or yellow. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Weigelas are often planted as background plants for flower borders, as screens, or in mixed borders.  They do well in areas with full sun or light shade and require regular water.  Prune old ragged foliage and cut back stems that have flowered to favor new blooms. 

Foliage of weigela
Coarse, stiff leaves of Red Prince weigela

Pests and disorders of Weigela spp.


Environmental disorders



Flopwers of weigela
Funnel-shaped flowers of Red Prince weigela

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