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Deutzia calycosa

calyx-like deutzia

An upright, mid-sized deciduous shrub to 2.5m high, with arching stems and grey-green, oval leaves with very finely serrated edges. New shoots have purple-tinted stems. Produces rounded clusters of 6-10 flowers, pale pink or white tinted with pink at the base, each flower 4-7cm across and with long, narrow outer sepals. Flowers in late spring and early summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Pink Green Grey Silver
Summer White Pink Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Deutzia are deciduous shrubs, often with flaking bark, with simple, opposite leaves and star-shaped or cupped white or pink flowers, sometimes fragrant, in terminal or axillary clusters

Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in reasonably fertile soil in full sun or partial shade; will not thrive in dry soil

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

See pruning group 2, after flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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