Deutzia Hybrida Strawberry Fields Shrubs
Deutzia hybrida Strawberry Fields (Deutzia x hybrida Strawberry Fields)
A very beautiful deciduous shrub that can be relied on to give a great burst of colour in early Summer, ideal for bridging the ‘June gap’ between Spring and Summer flowering plants in your garden design. Attractive clusters of pink edged, white flowers emerge en masse and are very popular with pollinating insects and have a slight scent. Quite tough and certainly easy to grow in a sunny spot, Strawberry Fields is a moderately sized Deutzia growing to no more than 2 metres.
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They are suited for back of borders or in beds to draw the eye to a point of interest. Deutzias prefer open sunny sites protected from icy winds and not north facing. 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.
To maintain a good shape with Deutzia hybrida Strawberry Fields, the shrubs can be pruned back to 2 or 3 buds of the previous years growth straight after flowering.
Deutzia can also be planted to make an unusual and informal flowering hedge or screen. (plant 2-3 plants per metre, trim after flowering)