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DEUTZIA crenata 'Pride of Rochester'

Image of Deutzia crenata 'Pride of Rochester'

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

DEUTZIA crenata 'Pride of Rochester'

Plant Common Name

Crenate Deutzia, Pride of Rochester Crenate Deutzia

General Description

The rich green foliage of deutzia ‘Pride of Rochester’ pairs beautifully with its sweet-scented clusters of double, white to pale pink flowers borne in summer. Forming a broad, spreading outline, the arching stems of this deciduous shrub are lined with tapered, oval-shaped leaves held in opposite pairs. In late spring to early summer, loose clusters of pink buds open to fragrant, double, white, star-shaped flowers edged in pink. In autumn the foliage may carry tones of burgundy-purple, depending on the arrival of cool temperatures in the region.

Adaptable to many situations, 'Pride of Rochester' grows easily in full to partial sun and average soils, and is somewhat drought tolerant once established. If desired, it may be pruned back after flowering to maintain the shrub's shape and size. Avoid planting in sites exposed to strong winds. Use this lovely deutzia as a specimen in the mixed border or to soften the corner of a building in a foundation bed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m

  • Width

    5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    China, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Purple, Burgundy, Dark Red

  • Bark Color

    Sienna, Chocolate

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No