Deutzia scabra Flore-pleno Saxifragaceae
Flore-pleno Fuzzy Deutzia DUT-si-a SKA-bra
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 6-10 x 4-6 ft (1.8-3 x 1.2-1.8 m), upright, taller than wide, arching branches, cinnamon bark on stems. Leaves opposite, simple, 2.5-10 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, ovate-oblong, serrated margins, slightly rough (scabra: rough), dull green. Flowers double, white, tinged with rosy-purple on outside of corolla, very prolific.
- Sun, grows well in any garden soil. Prune after flowering to control size and shape.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 The species is native to Japan and
China, introduced 1822. Several cultivars, including ones with flowers that are markedly pink or rose (e.g., 'Godsell Pink' and 'Pride of Rochester').
- Deutzia: after John van de Deutz (1743-1788), friend and patron of C. P. Thunberg who described the genus.