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 (wī-gē′lə, -jē′-, wī′jə-)
Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Weigela of Asia, especially W. florida, widely cultivated for its pink, white, or red flowers.

[New Latin, genus name, after Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831), German physician.]
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(waɪˈɡiːlə; -ˈdʒiː-; ˈwaɪɡɪlə)
(Plants) any caprifoliaceous shrub of the Asian genus Weigela, having clusters of pink, purple, red, or white showy bell-shaped flowers
[C19: from New Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician]
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(waɪˈgi lə, -ˈdʒi-, ˈwaɪ gə lə)

n., pl. -las.
any of various shrubby, E Asian plants belonging to the genus Weigela, of the honeysuckle family, having funnel-shaped white, pink, or crimson flowers.
[1840–50; < New Latin, after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician]
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Noun1.weigela - deciduous shrub widely cultivated for its white or pink or red flowers
genus Weigela - east Asian flowering shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Euonymus Emerald 'n' Gold, mock orange, weigela and viburnum work well and ornamental grasses recover quickly after being trampled.
| Prune spring-flowering deciduous shrubs, such as kerria, philadelphus, forsythia, ribes and weigela, as soon as they have finished flowering.
weigela 'LOOYMANSII AUREA' ALSO bearing pretty pale pink flowers from spring onwards, this weigela has golden yellow leaves that appear lime green when shaded.
| PRUNE spring-flowering deciduous shrubs such as kerria, philadelphus, forsythia, ribes and weigela as soon as they are finished flowering.
Weigela is an old-fashioned shrub that sports rosy-pink flowers and puts on quite a display, if allowed to run amok.
4 Take soft and semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots of shrubs, including hydrangea, rosemary, weigela and spiraea.
Located in Grand Haven, Michigan, Spring Meadow Nursery has over 500 varieties in their catalog, including 200 varieties marketed under the Proven Winners ColorChoice brand, including Incrediball[R] Hydrangea, 'Limelight' Hydrangea, My Monet[R] Weigela, Wine & Roses[R] Weigela, Quick Fire[R] Hydrangea, and Invincibelle[R] Spirit Hydrangea.
Prune forsythia, kerria, weigela, berberis and ceanothus.
Soon, quince, weigela, beauty bush and mock-orange will need cutting back.
Prune shrubs including chaenomeles, deutzia, philadelphus, weigela and spiraea as soon as they have finished flowering.
They include Buddleja alternifolia, Cytissus scoparius, Deutzia, Forsythia, Hydrangea x macrophylla, Philadelphus, various spiraeas, Tamarix and Weigela.
Take soft and semi-ripe cuttings using non-flowering shoots of shrubs such as potentilla, hydrangea, spiraea and weigela.