Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
There are numerous fine Deutzia species and varieties, which add masses of colour to the garden in early summer. They require little special attention – all are hardy shrubs capable of thriving in most soils and aspects. The various garden hybrids nearly all have the same parents and yet look quite distinct from each other.
Deutzia x rosea is a compact shrub that has pink-flushed flowers in early summer. Grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun to partial shade. Remove the stem tips to encourage bushy growth and cut back flowering stems hard after blooming.
Deutzia and wildlife
Deutzia has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.