Weigela 'Velda' EBONY AND IVORY

Weigela 'Velda'
Weigela 'Velda' EBONY AND IVORY
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SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.8-1.3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES ++multicoloured:green and brown and burgundy red
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME May - June
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
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Weigelas are highly praised and frequently utilized 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.

EBONY AND IVORYis an impressive weigela variety the Dutch breeder Gijsbertus Verhoef from the Bert Verhoef Boomkwekerij nursery. Quite often you will find it depicted as a small bush which is not correct – this variety is compact, nevertheless it will grow about one meter in height and width in ten years. Its close relative BLACK & WHITE® is the truly dwarf variety with similar colours.

EBONY AND IVORY weigela bears dark green leaves with distinctly dark purple-brown hues on insolated parts. They are deciduous, ovate, with conspicuous veins. Nearly snow-white flowers create a fantastic contrast to the dark foliage. They are funnel-shaped and marked with a pale golden-orange blotch in the throat and pale magenta calyxes. They bloom from mid-May for 3-4 weeks. It grows rather slowly, mostly upright, only the lateral twigs may be slightly prostrate, and forms handsome, dense shrubs. European patent No. EU 40250 was granted in 2015.

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).

Last update: 28-02-2022
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Weigela 'Velda' height 20-30 cm, width 20-30 cm
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Weigela 'Velda' EBONY AND IVORY height 40-60 cm
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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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