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PlantFiles: Deutzia, Pride of Rochester
Deutzia crenata 'Nikko'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Deutzia (DOOT-zee-uh) (Info)
Species: crenata (kre-NAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nikko

Synonym:Deutzia crenata var. nakiana
Synonym:Deutzia gracilis

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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4 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Rickwebb On Jan 21, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

The Nikko Slender Deutzia is a very low bush, sort of semi-groundcover, that is commonly sold at many nurseries since the 1990's. It scientific name should be Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'; at least that is what most nurseries sell it as. It is cute and reliable and gets a reddish fall color, unlike most Deutzia. Its big disadvantage is that it catches so many leaves in the fall and it is hard to get them out. Its slender twigs root along the ground and it can spread too far. Spreading groundcovers nearby can invade its space and gobble it up.

Positive SComeaux On Mar 27, 2012, SComeaux from Chalkville, AL wrote:

I have a Deutzia that is about 10 feet tall. It has beautiful blooms in spring. I would like to know how to take care of this plant. I would like to know if and when it could be pruned. Thanks

Positive Raisa On Jun 18, 2009, Raisa from Memphis, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is easy and practically carefree. ..Give it a 'mostly' sunny location and it will flower profusely for you during mid to late spring leaving you with a compact sort of mounded little spread to enjoy for the rest of the year. ..It's not bad in a part shade (at least 4 - 5 hours of sun) location either.

Positive lottathyme On Jun 20, 2006, lottathyme from Scottsville, NY wrote:

I tried one last year and it was so carefree and attractive that I added two more this year. Flowers are gorgeous and foliage is a deep green with blue tones that looks good all year. New stems are purplish, making a nice contrast with the green leaves...I have just planted one underneath a red Japanese maple as the stems echo its color.

Positive JenniferE On Jun 13, 2006, JenniferE from Lebanon, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love this shrub! It requires no maintenance, no trimming. Grows into a very neat round mound covered with white flowers in May and burgundy leaves in the fall.


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

Pinson, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Carbondale, Illinois
Spencer, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts
Royal Oak, Michigan
Collins, Mississippi
Brick, New Jersey
Coram, New York
Fairport, New York
Scottsville, New York
Cleveland, Ohio
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Providence, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Cookeville, Tennessee
Germantown, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

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