Weigela 'Tvp2' PICOBELLA ROSA

Weigela 'Tvp2'
Weigela 'Tvp2' PICOBELLA ROSA
weigela
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.8-1.3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME May - October
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
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
Summer blooms
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Weigelas are highly praised and frequently used landscape plants because they are problem-free, profusely flowering shrubs which require little or no maintenance. They are deciduous and commonly grow 1.5-2.5m tall and wide, while new and modern varieties are bred for more compact growth and there are even dwarf cultivars available today. Weigelas come from East Asia (North China, Korea, Japan) and were named after German professor Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831) from University of Geifswalg.

PICOBELLA ROSA is a dwarf, pink-flowered weigela of compact habit. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef in Dutch nursery Bert Verhoef Boomkwekerij. It is suspiciously similar to the Czech variety PINK POPPET® from 1991 and it is possible that it has some of its genes because PINK POPPET® was so groundbreaking that since its introduction it has been used as a parent for further crossbreeding of low growing varieties.

PICOBELLA ROSA weigela bears clear pink, shortly funnel-shaped flowers in the main flowering season from mid May for 3-4 weeks and then continues to bloom sporadically by the end of the season. It grows slowly, predominantly upright, only the lateral twigs may be slightly prostrate, and naturally forms quite symmetrical, rounded to dome-shaped shrubs. The deciduous leaves are broadly lanceolate, slightly widened towards the tip, finely serrated at margins, medium green. The shrub is well branched, and dense. European Patent No. 55623 was granted in 2020.

Pruning is essential if you want a pretty plant which weigelas can easily be. Since they flower mostly on previous year's wood prune them by one third or even one half right after flowering in June so that they have enough of time to make plenty of new twigs that will mature quickly and bear plenty of flowers in the next season. Use them as screening plants in informal flowering hedges, in parks and public landscapes, or as specimens in small sized gardens.

Weigelas thrive in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun, however you can often see them growing in part shade or even complete shade and they still bloom. They can take heavy and compacted soil, too, but will need more time to become nice and bushy. Occasional flooding is not a problem, in fact, they prefer excess water rather than drought. Their hardiness varies with variety, but usually they withstand min. -29 °C (USDA zone 5). PICOBELLA ROSA is hardy to about -29 °C (USDA zone 5). Unlike most tall growing varieties, it is suitable for outdoor pots and planters with regular watering but good drainage.

Last update: 28-02-2022; 06-05-2023
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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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