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Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko' (Slender Deutzia)

Deutzia 'Nikko', Slender Deutzia 'Nikko'


Ideal for small gardens, Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko' is considered one of the best Deutzia cultivars thanks to its great horticultural merits. This dwarf, dense, rounded, flowering shrub features gracefully arching branches that get covered with abundant clusters of tiny brilliant white flowers in late spring to early summer for 10-14 days. Forming a ground-covering spreading mound, its fine-textured, lance-shaped, bright green leaves turn an attractive burgundy shade in the fall.

  • Compact, with a low growing habit, this deciduous shrub typically grows 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) with a spread of 2-5 ft. (60-150 cm).
  • A full sun to light shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, rich soils. To get the best floral display, give your Deutzia as much sunshine as possible and abundant moisture. Light afternoon shade is welcomed in areas with high temperatures.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and winner of the Gold Medal Award of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
  • No serious insect or disease problems aside from some susceptibility to leaf spot.
  • Deer resistantsalt tolerantclay soil tolerant!
  • Great choice for edging taller shrub borders with dramatic spring blooms. Perfect for rock gardens, coastal gardens, at the front of borders, cascading over a wall, planted in masses as ground covers, on slopes (great at holding soils) or in containers.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Deutzia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spacing 24" – 60" (60cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Salt, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Deutzia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spacing 24" – 60" (60cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Salt, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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