Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Deutzia gracilis, 'Slender Deutzia', Deutzia

Common Name: Deutzia

Genus: Deutzia

Species: gracilis

Cultivar or Variety: 'Slender Deutzia'

Characteristics of Plant
Slender Deutzia is a deciduous shrub that produces racemes of small white flowers in the early spring. While your waiting for other flowers to bloom, this Deutzia starts putting on its show.

It prefers semi shady areas . Works great as a small shrub for an understory plant for large trees.

The leaves are very slender, hence where its name come from, and so are the branches that shoot up and than arch over and out.

This shrub benefits from regular pruning. Regular pruning will cause the shrub to produce more branches. Once established in the ground, this is a maintenance free shrub.



Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Fragrance
Mild

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds

Additional Uses
Borders

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Deutzia gracilis 'Slender Deutzia'"
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