With light lemony yellow flowers borne on reddish, immature branches, this new cultivar gives the Weigela a fresh, modern look. Paired with blue German iris or lilacs, it blooms earlier than other weigela, in late April or early May, but later than forsythia, giving your garden that pop of yellow it needs before the onslaught of pinks, reds, blues and creams of many summer-flowering shrubs. The intermittent summer flowers against lively light green leaves ensures interest beyond the first flush of bloom. Requiring little care, it forms a mounded shrub in a few seasons, and will be especially effective planted in masses or as an informal hedge. Lemon Ice will add cool, clean color to a ho-hum shrub border. Weigela florida 'Lemiczam'