Plant ID forum: Weigela help

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walkerente
Jul 1, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Hi everyone!

I took starts from an ancient weigela that owners were getting rid of, an ordinary pink flowered weigela. This is what rew from those starts. All I can guess is that it was grafted on another rootstock, but what is this? The flowers are small white downward hanging bells followed by some kind of nut, I think. Got any ideas? The original weigela was only about 4' tall and wide. These are over 15 ' already. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Laura
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 1, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Welcome!

The berries look like Styrax sp.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=styrax&tbm=isch&ei=1i6zU-P...

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=styrax&button=

Could you have mistaken which plant the starts were taken from?

walkerente
Jul 1, 2014 5:40 PM CST
Absolutely not. I took both cuttings in late fall, each about 2' long. Trimmed all the leaves and just stuck them in the ground bout 12" deep. What is really strange is the weigela they came from has since rebounded and bloomed like crazy this spring, there is some long sucker type growth but none of the white bells or fruit?
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 1, 2014 6:42 PM CST
I haven't come across grafted Weigela, I don't think it is one which is grafted at all.

Could the Weigela in fact be a pink Styrax?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=styrax+%E2%80%98Pink+Chime...

http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/pdf-catalog/cloud-mou...

walkerente
Jul 1, 2014 9:40 PM CST
I don't think so. The weigela is the familiar shrub with branching stems arising from a single crown, alternate pinnate leaves, clusters of small pink upward facing trumpets with white anthers. Also does not produce any kind of fruit after the bloom. The ones in question have downward hanging white bells followed by a stony fruit that never gets any bigger before fall anf everything falls off. Also the weigela is evergreeen and this is decidous. So, I am lost. At first I thought they would be figs but no luck.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jul 2, 2014 1:31 AM CST
I have yet to see an evergreen Weigela. Do you have a photo of that?

walkerente
Jul 2, 2014 3:22 PM CST
Hi again, it turns out I don't have any pix of the weigela at all. As soon as I can get my daughter over here to get a pic I will, as for the winter one, I will try to remember to get one this fall/ winter.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 2, 2014 4:34 PM CST
Great, we might be able to see what it is. Smiling

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