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Slender Deutzia

Deutzia gracilis

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Slender Deutzia (Deutzia gracilis) at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Slender Deutzia in bloom

Slender Deutzia in bloom

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Slender Deutzia (Deutzia gracilis) at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Slender Deutzia flowers

Slender Deutzia flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

An adaptable general purpose garden shrub known for its frothy white flowers in spring; rather unassuming the rest of the year, use where it can be complemented by other plants when not in bloom

Ornamental Features

Slender Deutzia is clothed in stunning racemes of lightly-scented white trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from mid to late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Slender Deutzia is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Slender Deutzia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Slender Deutzia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

Slender Deutzia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features