Weigela praecox

Weigela praecox is an early-flowering deciduous shrub known for its fragrant, rose-pink flowers with yellow throats.

Weigela Praecox

Here are some key details about this plant:


  • Weigela praecox is a dense, rounded shrub with a compact growth habit.
  • The shrub produces clusters of funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers in a lovely rose-pink color. These flowers have attractive yellow throats.
  • Flowering occurs in mid to late spring, making it one of the earliest flowering Weigela varieties.
  • The medium green leaves are ovate and pointed.

Size and Growth Habit:

  • This flowering shrub typically reaches a height and width of 4-6 feet (120-180 cm), forming a rounded shape.

Cultural Requirements:

  • Weigela praecox thrives in average, well-drained soils with medium moisture levels.
  • While it can tolerate light shade, it produces the best flower display when planted in full sun.

Landscape Uses:

  • This Weigela variety can be used as a specimen plant or planted in small groups to create an attractive focal point in the landscape.
  • It works well in shrub borders, as part of foundation plantings, or as a flowering hedge.


  • Weigela praecox blooms on old wood, so it’s recommended to prune immediately after flowering to shape the shrub and encourage healthy growth.

Pest and Disease Resistance:

  • Weigela praecox is generally free of serious pest and disease issues.

Native Range:

  • This plant is native to regions including Korea, Northeast China, and Japan.

In summary, Weigela praecox is an early-flowering shrub that adds beauty and fragrance to the garden with its rose-pink, yellow-throated blossoms. Its compact growth habit and versatility make it a valuable addition to various garden settings, and it is relatively low-maintenance in terms of care.