Definition of weigela in English:

weigela

noun

  • An Asian flowering shrub of the honeysuckle family, which has pink, red, or yellow flowers and is a popular ornamental.

    • ‘Good candidates are aucuba, barberry, forsythia, holly, honey-suckle, hydrangea, spirraea, weigela and even roses.’
    • ‘Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include berberis verruculosa, weigela, euonymus, hebe, kniphofia, and Arum italicum.’
    • ‘After his tour he officially opened the glasshouses by unveiling a simple plaque and was then presented with a weigela shrub, part of a unique collection now housed in the gardens.’
    • ‘She can produce as many variegated weigela as she wants without buying any more cuttings.’
    • ‘Tall shrubs, including camellias, hydrangeas, and variegated weigela, were carefully positioned so they wouldn't completely block the windows.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Christian E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician.

Pronunciation

weigela

/wīˈjēlə/