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Deutzia scabra

A medium to large-sized, deciduous shrub, growing to 2-3m (6½-10ft) high. Bears simple, opposite, lanceolate, apple-green, serrated foliage and flattish heads of single, white, star-shaped flowers in spring.

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

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

Grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerant of acid, neutral and alkaline soils.

Propagation

Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings taken in summer; semi-ripe cuttings in early autumn and hardwood cuttings in late autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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