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Weigela coraeensis - Thunb.

Common Name
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows near seashores all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Weigela coraeensis


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Summary

UPDATE 12/09/2011: This name is unresolved, but some data suggest that it is synonymous with Diervilla coraeensis (Thunb.) DC..


Physical Characteristics

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Weigela coraeensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft 5in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105]. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most fertile soils[11, 200]. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[200]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[200]. Judging by the plants native range, it is likely to succeed in maritime exposure[K]. Plants are very floriferous and can exhaust themselves, literally flowering themselves to death. The flowers are borne in the leaf nodes of the previous years growth and any pruning is therefore best done as soon as the plant has finished flowering[182]. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Softwood basal cuttings, 10 - 12cm long, in a sandy soil in a cold frame in early summer[200]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. 20 cm long, November in a sheltered outdoor nursery bed[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Weigela decora Shrub5.0 5-9  LMHSNM10 
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Weigela floridaOldfashioned weigela, Rose Weigela, Old Fashioned WeigelaShrub3.0 4-8 MLMHSNM003
Weigela hortensis Shrub5.0 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Weigela japonica Shrub5.0 5-9  LMHSNM012

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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