Definition of weigela in US English:



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

    Genus Weigela, family Caprifoliaceae: several species, in particular W. florida

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Good candidates are aucuba, barberry, forsythia, holly, honey-suckle, hydrangea, spirraea, weigela and even roses.’
    • ‘Tall shrubs, including camellias, hydrangeas, and variegated weigela, were carefully positioned so they wouldn't completely block the windows.’
    • ‘Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include berberis verruculosa, weigela, euonymus, hebe, kniphofia, and Arum italicum.’
    • ‘She can produce as many variegated weigela as she wants without buying any more cuttings.’


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