Deutzia gracilis
Plant Abstract

Known as- Slender deutzia
Grow Zone - 5 to 8
Type- Deciduous shrub
Familial- Hydrangeaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- Japan
ht.- 2 to 5 ft.
Span- 2 to 5 ft.
Coloring- White
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Wide range of soil tolerance. Prefers damp, humusy soils. Stems are somewhat short-lived, and annual pruning of dead branches is usually necessary. Prune in spring immediately after flowering.
Slender deutzia is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with slender, broadly spreading to arching stems. Typically grows 2-4” (less frequently to 5-6”) tall and as wide. Tiny, fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers (to 3/4’) appear in spring in numerous loose racemes (to 3’ long) which cover the shrub for about two weeks. Opposite, ovate to lanceolate, deep green leaves (to 3’ long). No fall color.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Common Applications-
Group in shrub borders, foundations or open woodland areas. Informal hedge.