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Genus of about 60 species of mainly deciduous shrubs found in scrub and woodland from the Himalayas to eastern Asia.
Most originate in China.
A relative newcomer to UK gardens it appeared in Europe in the 1830s.
DeciduousLeaves, to 7cm (3in) long, are ovate to lance-shaped and, mainly, toothed.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightWith peeling bark when mature. Flowers are cup- to star-shaped, white to pink and often fragrant.
Full sunSome will tolerate partial shade
Additional FeaturesGood to knowBeautiful early-summer flowering shrubs. Named after Johann van der Deutz, an amateur botanist from Amsterdam. Grow against a wall in colder areas.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originHimalayas to eastern Asia.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of DEUTZIA
grey-green leaves and large pink tinged white flowers. Named by Roy Lancaster
very dwarf bush with arching branches and white flowers
white flowers with a dark purplish-red centre
white flowers in upright racemes
outstanding new variety with rich pink flowers
(syn. Deutzia chunii) - lance-shaped leaves, white, sometimes pink-tinged flowers in panicles
an attractive hardy species from Taiwan. Racemes of white flowers like drooping lily-of-the-valley and cinnamon coloured peeling bark in winter. Not yet well known but deserves to be
an abundance of flowers and a compact habit. The flowers are bi-coloured, creamy-white on the inside and pink outside
double white flowers tinged pink
double flowers suffused rose-purple outside
white star-like flowers. An excellent flowering shrub but slightly tender