A hardy deciduous flowering shrub often used as a hedge.
Most of the deutzias in cultivation are hybrids from parents of Asiatic origin.
They grow to around 2 m (6'6") high, with a similar spread.
In spring the young growth may require some protection to avoid it being cut back by spring frosts.
Clusters of pale pink, cerise or white star-shaped flowers appear from late spring to early autumn.
Shrub in Flower
Pot up cuttings taken the previous year into 150mm (6") pots of potting compost and grow on in the cold frame for another year.
Alternatively, plant them out into a nursery bed.
Take semi hardwood cuttings from lateral shoots and pot up in a 50-50 mix of peat and sand and root in a cold frame.
Week 35 >:
Prune back flowering stems after flowering, to ground level, to encourage new growth.
Plant out in full sun or dappled shade anytime from now until April.
Avoid planting out in areas that are subjected to North or Easterly winds.