Deutzia 'Codsall Pink' smothers its 6–10ft frame with clusters of double, 3/4in, clear pink blooms at Iris and Peony time in early June. The fuzzy, dark green leaves, borne on arching branches with brown peeling bark, provide the ideal backdrop for the exuberant floral display. Lovely grown as a specimen or grouped in threes in the lawn. Planted behind the perennial border, it brings the late-spring garden to a resounding crescendo and serves as a gentle foil for the blooms of summer. The exfoliating bark is attractive in winter. Care couldn't be simpler: full sun, average soil, and annual light pruning are all it requires.
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. Although the great French plantsman, Victor Lemoine, bred Deutzias, he is better known for his many Lilacs. For more information on Deutzia care, click "Growing Guide."