Weigela middendorffiana

Weigela middendorffiana - Middendorf weigela

The Middendorff weigela is one of the gems of early and mid-summer when it flowers with pale yellow horn-shaped blossoms. The orange splash of colour on the flowers gradually changes to rust-red. Although it is seldom seen, the species is the hardiest of the genus and thrives as far north as Oulu and Kuusamo. Its habit is erect but snow makes the branches spread, creating deep shade beneath.