Weigela florida 'Courtalor'
Carnival Weigela flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
A wonderful variant on this popular spring-flowering shrub, the arching branches are covered in showy trumpet-shaped flowers in varying shades of rich pink and white, attracts hummingbirds; somewhat coarse and open in habit, needs full sun
Carnival Weigela is covered in stunning clusters of hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with white overtones and yellow anthers along the branches in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Carnival Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
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.
Carnival Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Carnival Weigela will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 does best in full sun to partial shade. 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.