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DEUTZIA gracilis f. aurea

Image of Deutzia gracilis f. aurea

James H. Schutte

Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

DEUTZIA gracilis f. aurea

Plant Common Name

Slender Deutzia, Yellow-leaved Slender Deutzia

Special Notice

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General Description

Fragrant white blossoms of the slender deutzia add a delicate display to the garden in late spring. A compact, upright, rounded deciduous shrub native to Japan, it has slender, dull green leaves. In late spring and early summer it bears upright clusters of white, star-shaped flowers with a honey-like scent. In autumn the foliage can become burgundy.

A preferred location for the slender deutzia is in full sun to light shade and well-drained, humus-rich soil. This shrub works well in mixed borders, groupings in a large foundation bed and as a tall, billowy groundcover. Selection 'Nikko' is particularly lower growing and well suited for smaller garden spaces and applications.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • 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

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No