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PlantFiles: 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)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

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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

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bobbieberecz 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 pretty, it doesn't have the impact as "Magicien", whose flowers are larger. Also my Magicien plant has a sturdier growth habit and appearance than the Pink A Boo. I don't understand why the 2 names are interchanged when they're obviously different varieties of the species.

Positive jamie68 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!

Neutral AnniesWeePlot 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.


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

Amston, Connecticut
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Concrete, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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