Deutzia × lemoinei Saxifragaceae
Lemoine Hybrid Deutzia DUT-si-a le-MOI-nee-i
- Deciduous shrub, 5-7 ft (1.5-2.1 m) tall, similar width, twiggy, dense. Leaves opposite, elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, 4-6 cm long (larger on vigorous shoots), sharply serrate, long acuminate. Flowers white, 1.5 cm wide, borne on 2.5-8 cm long pyramidal clusters (corymbs).
- Sun to part shade, should be pruned, flowers on 2nd year growth.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (3) 4 (one of the hardiest deutizas). From a
cross of D. gracilis × D. parviflora, developed in 1891 by Victor Lemoine in Nancy, France. 'Compacta' is a dwarf with a more compact form.
- Deutzia: after John van de Deutz (1743-1788), friend and patron of C. P. Thunberg who described the genus.
lemoinei: refers to Victor Lemoine.