Forum home Plants

identify please

see this climbing over a 6 foot fence, it was beautiful, want to buy on, but can't identify it, can a



nyone help ?



  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Might be a Weigela, but that's not a climber.

  • thanks for that, seeing it tumbling over a 6 ft fence assumed it was a climber.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,965

    A large shrub image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • J DobJ Dob Posts: 6

    Weigela - lovely plant.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,739

    I'd say Weigela Bristol Ruby


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,739

    or W. Newport Red. one of those two


  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

    It looks almost like rhododendron griersonianum - from the leaves and flower colour.

  • dizzylizzydizzylizzy Posts: 91

    Yes Weigela- pruning flowered shoots makes the flowers better next year, and needs the old stems removing periodically.  I rejuvenated 3 in my new house by cutting to a low framework- flowers great now.- before only had 3 or 4 sprigs of flowers

    If you can get a 4-5 incj cutting or 2 you will find it takes really well.- Propagator or flower pot with a plastic bag over it works really well.

  • when i first saw it i thought it was a Bougainvillea , i have just moved back from southern france, so had several in the garden, one, almost an identical flower to the weigela, but knew it couldn't be in the UK !!

    thanks for all your input and advice.

Sign In or Register to comment.