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Pink Deutzia
Deutzia 'Magicien'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Deutzia (DOOT-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Magicien
Additional cultivar information:(aka Monzia, Magician, Pink-A-Boo)




6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Amston, Connecticut

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Concrete, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 5, 2013, bobbieberecz from Concrete, WA wrote:

I had no idea what this plant was like when I bought it. I trusted the nursery man and what a reward! Even though my husband ran over it with the lawn mower, the 2 branches that remained bloomed with unbelievably beautiful pink and white flowers. Gorgeous. Numerous shoots have quickly popped up to replace the couple of leggy ones mowed off! I also have the white form which was beautiful, first with buds of "pearls" for a few weeks, then long lasting flowers. The pink bloomed a bit later and I think it's even prettier than the white! Both are in early morning shade, then sun the rest of the day; sandy-loam soil with nutrient-rich mulch.

BTW, I notice this plant is referred to as "Pink A Boo" also, but I have Pink A Boo and the flowers are much smaller. While it's pret... read more


On Jul 30, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of those great shrubs that blooms beautifully, then has great foliage to provide a backdrop for perennials or roses for the rest of the season! Really, really pretty once given a couple years to fill out, and makes a nice specimen!


On Jun 1, 2005, AnniesWeePlot from Pennsauken, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Multi-stemmed shrub displays showy pendulous flower clusters; single pink flowers in Spring; moderate growth 6-8' x 6'; Zones 5-8; water regularly when top 3 inches is dry.

The genus is named after Johann van der Deutz, a friend of Karl Thunberg, the Scandinavian botany professor who discovered the genus--and for whom the genus Thungergia is named.