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C O M M O N N A M E: Slender Deutzia
F A M I L Y: Saxifragaceae
H A B I T: Deciduous shrub
O R I G I N: Japan
Z O N E : 5 to 8
H E I G H T: 1 to 2 feet on average, spreads 5 feet
S U N : Full sun to part shade
S O I L : Clay tolerant, medium, well-drained
T A G S : fragrant, dwarf cultivar, U.S. National Arboretum, deer resistant, butterflies, birds, pollinator attractor
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Flowers bloom white in 1/8 long panicles from late April to early May, lasting for around 2 weeks.
Leaves are 3 inches long, opposite, lanceolate-shaped and ovate with serrated edges/margins. Foliage remains a bright shade of green in summer, but in fall they turn a rich, deep burgundy shade.
C A R E
Give Deutzia exposure to full sun and generous moisture for its best-looking flowers to form. When the weather is hotter, water more often. Prune in spring after flowering occurs for shape. It is resilient in nature and is low maintenance.
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