Perhaps a little underused in our gardens, Deutzia are a group of deciduous shrubs that grow well in full sun to light shade. Attractive flowers in spring and good foliage through summer to autumn they are an easy care plant.
Deutzia species such as D. gracilis and D. scabra are fairly easy to grow, tolerating a wide range of growing conditions.
D. gracilis Nikko is commonly called the ‘Slender Deutzia’.
A medium shrub “Deutzia x hybrida pink pompom” produces dense heads of double pink flowers which then change to white, well worth a place in the garden. Deutzia Magicien reaches around 2m with lovely pink flowers.
We like them for the flowers which have a slight fragrance and the easy care nature of the plants.
‘Pink Pom Pom’ is commonly called the slender Deutzia, the flowers are rounded and pink as the name suggests.
Deutzia x kalmiflora has bright white flowers emerging from pink buds, the flowers are edged with pink.
Care and Pruning
Although they will grow in part shade they do like some morning sun, so a sheltered position with a little protection from the hot afternoon sun is best. Growth will be stronger and flowers more prolific in a position with at least good morning sun.
A well mulched soil with well rotted compost dug in before planting. Deutzia will flower late spring to summer and they are best pruned just after flowering to ensure good flowering the following season.
Propagation is from semi – hardwood cuttings.
Deutzia are available for sale from the following nurseries and growers
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
Little Hampton, Vic 345
"Mail order nursery specialising in cottage garden perennials, flowering shrubs, Trilliums, Hostas and Pacific Coast Iris. Flat rate express postage - Except WA & TAS"
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.