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DEUTZIA crenata

Image of Deutzia crenata

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

DEUTZIA crenata

Plant Common Name

Crenate Deutzia

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General Description

Rich green foliage of Deutzia crenata beautifully pairs with the wispy white clusters of blossoms in late spring. A decidous shrub that has an upright habit but somewhat overall mounded shape, it is native to Japan.

Crenate deutzia's leaves are tapered ovals, held in opposite pairs on its branches and range in color from bright rich green to deep green. In late spring or very early summer loose clusters of white, star-like flowers appear on stems atop the foliage. In autumn the foliage may carry tones of burgundy-purple, depending on the warmth and progression of the cool temperatures in the region.

Adaptable to many situation, plant crenatea deutzia in full to partial sun in average soils, becoming tolerant of moderate drought once established. It may be pruned back after flowering to keep the shrub's shape in bounds or looking its freshest. Avoid placing this shrub where it is exposed to winds. Use it as a specimen in the mixed border or to soften the corner of a building in a foundation fed. Selection 'Pride of Rochester' has double flowers (extra petals) that are edged in pink.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No