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DEUTZIA gracilis 'Nikko'

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Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

DEUTZIA gracilis 'Nikko'

Plant Common Name

Slender Deutzia, Slender Pride-of-Rochester

General Description

Slender deutzia is a compact, upright, rounded deciduous shrub native to Japan. Its dwarf cultivar 'Nikko' bears masses of delicate white flowers on low, arching branches in late spring and early summer. In fall the fine, willow-like, dull green leaves assume attractive burgundy tones.

An adaptable plant, ‘Nikko’ is best grown in full sun to light shade and well-drained, humus-rich soil, but will accept less. It is widely used in mixed borders, as edging or tidy groundcover, and in containers. Prune off spent flowers immediately after flowering to keep plant looking tidy.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 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

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    2'-5' / 0.6m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Burgundy

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • 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

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No