Weigela florida belongs to Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a small deciduous tree that is native to northern China, the Korean Peninsula and part f Kyushu in Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture. This tree grows in mixed forests, scrubs, and up to a height of 1-3 m. The leaves are oblong or elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 5-10 cm long, serrate, and densely pubescent on abaxial surface. The purple-red or rose tubular flowers bloom in solitary or in cymes, from April to August. The photo is a cultivar 'Variegata' with variegated leaves.