Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Deutzias

Deutzia I think get unfairly ignored by the discerning gardener - possibly too many memories of D.scabra plena bought from Woolie's gardening department back in the 70s - possibly the dreariest and least interesting shrub commonly in cultivation. There are plenty of good Deutzias though. The flowers are beautifully designed and repay close inspection. I offer two examples...

Deutzia crenata nakaiana
Deutzia crenata nakaiana
A pretty low growing plant with pure white flowers in late spring.
Deutzia crenata nakaiana
Like most Deutzia it is unfussy about soil type and will grow well almost anywhere as long as not smothered by stronger neighbours.
1L pots ~ £6



Deutzia pulchra
Deutzia pulchra
A potentially quite large semi-evergreen species with flaking bark.
Deutzia pulchra
The flowers remind me very much of Correa flowers being bell-shaped and with the same soft texture, though in this case a simple chalky white. Easy and reliable in a variety of situations.
1L pots ~ £7



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