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Canary Weigela

Weigela subsessilis 'Canary'

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Canary Weigela (Weigela subsessilis 'Canary') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Canary Weigela flowers

Canary Weigela flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An exciting change for this popular spring-flowering shrub, this variety features soft buttery-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers in late spring; rather reserved the rest of the year, somewhat coarse and open in habit, grows quite large; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Canary Weigela is blanketed in stunning clusters of buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Canary 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.

Canary Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Canary Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
This Plant Library is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.