Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Weigela of Asia, especially W. florida, widely cultivated for its pink, white, or red flowers.

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  • n. Any plant of the genus Weigela.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hardy garden shrub (Diervilla Japonica) belonging to the Honeysuckle family, with white or red flowers. It was introduced from China.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Weigelia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous shrub widely cultivated for its white or pink or red flowers

Etymologies

New Latin, genus name, after Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831), German physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The front of the bed could be edged with pulmonaria if the location has filtered sun, backed by several very compact, dwarf weigela, which have maroon foliage.

    Green Scene: Landscaping can make potential buyers feel right at home

  • The dark-leafed weigela bushes are coated with mauve flowers, the peonies are spewing their amazing perfume, pink petals weigh down the 10-foot-tall beauty bush by the fence and the bearded irises with their unreal purple and blue blooms seem like visitors from another world.

    Politically Incorrect Gardening

  • After that, I attacked a weigela bush that had a dense thicket of overlapping interior stems and a viburnum whose lower branches awkwardly brushed the ground.

    Fear of Pruning

  • The house was a vast 1950s waterfall brick affair hanging off a hill and it was overgrown with the kinds of shrubs that everyone had in the 1950s; weigela, hibiscus, plumbago.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Foster had been recalcitrant, pointing out that the forsythia would have to go and the weigela, and them there lilacs, but Gwenda had been adamant, and he was now almost enthusiastic about his task.

    Sleeping Murder

  • The weigela, forsythia, and spiraea are also excellent shrubs.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools

  • Then, crouching low, he ran from bush to bush and took his stand in front of a weigela bush that screened him from being seen by his family.

    Jerry's Charge Account

  • This is true of most fruit-trees, and such shrubs as lilac, forsythia, tree peony, wistaria, some spireas and viburnums, weigela, deutzia.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • • Reblooming weigela Sonic Bloom Pink grows to a manageable 5 feet tall and blooms from May until frost.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • For shrubs that bloom in early spring, like lilac (Syringa spp.), forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia) and weigela (Weigela florida), prune immediately after the blooms fade or you'll remove next year's flower buds.

    The Seattle Times

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  • The one that looks like kolkwitzia but has red flowers. I have decided to pronounce this (can I use IPA here? how do I do square brackets?) /waɪˈdʒiːlə/. (Ugh! Ugly, ugly mix of founts. Does it look better as SAMPA? /waI"dZi:l@/ – not really)

    July 3, 2008