Weigela 'Kolmagira' MAGICAL RAINBOW®

Weigela 'Kolmagira'
Weigela 'Kolmagira' MAGICAL RAINBOW®
weigela
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green a yellow
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Magical Rainbow® is an eye-catching weigela variety from Dutch town Boskoop, 2008. It was bred by Peter Rudolf Koster as a cross between two unnamed seedlings. The result is a compact shrub with vibrant coloured foliage and soft pink, funnel-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.

Leaves of MagMagical Rainbow® are deciduous, ovate, dark green and yellow, with thin purple-pink margins that are more conspicuous towards the end of the season. It grows moderately and needs no or little pruning to keep its shape.

Weigelas thrive in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. They can take heavy and compacted soil, too, but will need more time to grow nice. Pruning: remove flowering branches right after flowering in early summer. Expected hardiness: -30°C (USDA zone 5, possibly 4).

Last update: 07-02-2012
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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