A delightful dwarf Deutzia that covers itself with clusters of pink blooms in spring. When the garden cools down in fall, the leaves add another color note with shades of burgundy. An ideal ground cover. A Proven Winners® variety. 'NCDX2' PPAF
There are about 60 species of woodland shrubs in the genus Deutzia, but only about a dozen of them have garden value as intense spring bloomers. Average soil and full sun suits them just fine. Although the great French plantsman, Victor Lemoine, bred Deutzias, he is better known for his many Lilacs.
For more information on growing Deutzia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Latin Name Pronunciation: doot'zee-uh
There are about 60 species of woodland shrubs in the genus Deutzia, all found across Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Some have great garden value as intense spring bloomers and work well in a variety of settings—in the shrub border, as a transition plant between the garden and woodlands, or as a specimen or foundation shrub.
Light: Grow in full sun for maximum flowering.
Soil: Average, well-drained garden soil.
Watering and fertilizing: Water your shrub well after planting. Unless you have more than 1″ of rainfall per week, give new plants a good soaking once a week during summer. Established plants can get by on less water, but most grow best if the soil remains evenly moist. Before watering, check the soil 1″ down to see if it is dry. Please note that more water is not better—when in doubt, don't water. We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden; plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. Here at the Farm, we fertilize shrubs and trees just once, in early spring, with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such as 10-10-10 or an organic fertilizer).
Pruning: Deutzia blooms on the previous year's growth (known as "old wood"). If you prune your plant before it has bloomed in the spring, you may be removing flower buds. In late winter or early spring, cut away dead stems or stems that were broken over the winter. Wait until after flowering is finished to cut back stems to the strongest buds. If desired, established plants can be rejuvenated by cutting back no more than ⅓ of the oldest stems to the ground.