Deutzia is a deciduous shrub native to eastern and central Asia 50 different species can be found in China. They were brought to Europe in the mid 1800’s to be used as ornamental plants in gardening schemes.
They are a relatively hardy plant as the areas in Asia where they were found are often frozen but since being introduced to Europe or more specifically England they are encouraged to flower earlier by milder spring temperatures which unfortunately means they can then occasionally be affected by sharp late frosts. Deutzia plena produces pink and white scented flowers than can be silky inside. This versatile shrub has attractive pointed dark green leaves and brown peeling bark which becomes visible when the foliage drops in autumn.
They are suited for back of borders or in beds to draw the eye to a point of interest. Deutzia prefer open sunny sites protected from icy winds and not north facing. This is a strong growing shrub that can reach 3 metres or more. They require space to flourish therefore should not be planted to close in mixed borders. Deutzias are drought resistant but tolerate being planted is slightly moist soil but must be well drained.
We provide Deutzia bare rooted which is an economical option for planting during the winter months November through to March. Forward planning and ground preparation will ensure that the shrubs can be planted within a day or so of receipt keeping risk to a minimum.