Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Deutzia pulchra

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.

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.
3L pots ~ £10