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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.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun
5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m