Weigela florida is native to North China, Korea and Japan. It is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows to 6-10' tall and may spread over time to as much as 12' wide. Branches on mature shrubs tend to arch toward the ground.
The genus name Weigela honors Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831), German professor at the University of Geifswald. Specific epithet would lead one to believe that this plants is native to Florida but it is actually native to North China, Korea and Japan. The plant has funnel-shaped, rose pink flowers (each to 1.25” long) that bloom profusely in spring, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring in mid to late summer. Elliptic to obovate, medium green leaves (to 4.5” long) with serrate margins retain good color throughout the growing season. Insignificant fall color. Fruit is inconspicuous. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds.