Plant Guide

Deutzia gracilis

Pronunciation: DOOT-zee-uh GRASS-il-is
Family: Saxifragaceae (saxifrage Family)
Common Name: deutzia
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs

Height to: 2-6'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10

Bloom Description: For about two weeks in April or May these shrubs completely cover themselves with racemes of pure white, cup-shaped flowers 0.5-0.75 in (1.3- 1.9 cm). The pure white flowers against the handsome green foliage gives the shrub a particularly appealing fresh look that catches the eye and sensitive noses will enjoy the plants light fragance
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
  • late spring
  • early summer

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
  • part sun

Soil Type: Fertile, well drained soil is ideal. Deutzias are not fussy about pH requirements.
Pests and Diseases: Seldom bothered by pests or disease, although an occasional case of aphids or leaf spot is possible.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings during warm weather
Native to: Japan and is popular as a landscape item, along with its many hybrids, throughout the world.

Source: Floridata

Care: They tend to develop dead wood and often look bedraggled; a heavy pruning right after bloom helps keep them looking good.

Plant slender deutzia as a low hedge, border, or in a mixed shrub border. Does well defining an area because of its low, broad shape. If space is unlimited, use deutzia with abandon! But remember, there are myriad low growing shrubs that have superior qualities or that stay evergreen, and would serve the same purposes.

Submitted by: Deano2u2
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