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White Knight Weigela*

Weigela florida 'White Knight'

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White Knight Weigela (Weigela florida 'White Knight') at Glasshouse Nursery

White Knight Weigela flowers

White Knight Weigela flowers

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White Knight Weigela (Weigela florida 'White Knight') at Glasshouse Nursery

White Knight Weigela in bloom

White Knight Weigela in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


A popular spring-flowering shrub, covered in snowy white trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts hummingbirds; recedes into the background the rest of the year, somewhat coarse and bushy in habit, excellent for the shrub border; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

White Knight Weigela is bathed in stunning clusters of white trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Knight Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Knight Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

White Knight Weigela will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features