Deutzia gracilis
Common name: 
Slender Deutzia
Pronunciation: 
DUT-si-a GRAS-i-lis
Family: 
Saxifragaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m), low broad mound.  Leaves opposite, oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 cm x 1-1.6 cm, long accuminate, unequally serrate, flat deep green above.  Flowers white, 5 petals, 13-19 mm across, borne in erect clusters, can literally cover the plant in white.
  • Sun to part shade, any good garden soil is acceptable, prune after flowering.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Native to Japan.
  • A few selections available, including:
    • Chardonnay Pearls™   (‘Duncan’)  -  lime-yellow foliage, pearl-like buds open to pure white flowers.  Compact growing, may reach 3 ft (90 cm) tall with a simlar width.
    • ‘Nikko’  -  dense, low growing mound or groundcover, about 2 ft (60 cm) tall and twice as wide, producing abundant, pure white flowers in spring.
  • gracilis: graceful.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest of East Greenhouse, along southern border of parking lot.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowers

    flowers

  • leaves

    leaves

  • plant habit, after flowering

    plant habit, after flowering