Weigela is a taxonomically complex genus of ten East-Asian species. All are cultivated as ornamentals and specific boundaries have become obscure as a result of hybridisation. The group to which the species beneath belongs is sometimes referred to as Weigela florida group (Clement & Foster 1994) and probably the most widespread in cultivation (and as an escape). Hoffman (2007) recently introduced an alternative classification for Weigela cultivars.
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