Flowering Weigela florida bush-colorful shrubs

I often see these beautiful, dark pink flowering bushes in gardens. This is the Weigela florida, a lovely ornamental shrub. There are about ten species of Weigela, all of which are shrubs native to temperate East Asia.
The showy bell-shaped flowers which engulf the plant early summer are of many colors: white, pink, red and sometimes yellow. This is the red variety of Weigela florida, a lovely ornamental species. Purple Weigela The small, five-lobed flower are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Visit and join Macro Flowers Saturday for beautiful macro flowers.

17 comments:

bobbie said...

This is one of my favorites. and it does attract bees. Let's hope it continues to do so - we need them.

Naturedigital said...

Geat photographs again.
Costas

leavesnbloom said...

My purple leafed weigela has just come into bloom aswell. I love their blooms against the dark foliage.

They are so easy to propagate so I can imagine that it would be easy to find them growing in the wild. Just break a branch off - stick it in the ground a few inches deep and leave it till next year and it should start growing. I've done this so many times and it works with most of them.

Lovely shots Maia

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful bush! It's huge! And, delightfully the host of bees and hummingbirds, too! Very beautiful.

cat said...

Beautiful summer photos. I too have been taking pictures of the flowers and the insects that pollinate them.

Al said...

Beautiful, warm photos, I especially love the bee. Summer has finally arrived in my part of the world too.

Tammie Lee said...

so very beautiful~

chubskulit said...

Love your third shot!

Regina said...

Wonderful and lovely!

Stephany said...

Beautiful photos of the Weigela, Maia! I really like the pink ones (and the photo with the bee).

The willow tree below is lovely too!

Self Sagacity said...

Maia, those are some wonderful pictures. i love the soft pink.

Arija said...

A beautiful grouping. They make a great addition to any garden.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I saw this shrub blossoming in a local garden today - just lovely!

Al said...

Very beautiful. And I love the pictures of the weeping willow below, we're to dry and cold for those in my part of the world.

lisaschaos said...

So many blooms! Very pretty!

Mama Zen said...

These are really pretty!

chasity said...

love the pale pink one.
beautiful.

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