Deutzia x 'Monzia'Item #3159 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Beautiful, multi-stemmed shrub displays showy pendulous flower clusters. Attractive foundation plant or hedge. The luxuriant, thick textured flowers make this a very choice selection. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:DUT-si-a HIB-rid-aPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage ColorFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasExceptional seasonal snow white for the mixed shrub border. Casual habit fits equally well into wild gardens and blends with many natives. Elegant flowers are excellent secondary focal point for foundation planting out in front. Blends into planting islands and along board fence lines. A natural for edges of the woodland and around outdoor living spacesCompanion PlantsGroup this beauty with other elegant flowering shrubs such as P.J.M. Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.'), Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'), Nathan Hale Mountain Laurel, (Kalmia latifolia 'Nathan Hale') and Cardinal Candy Viburnum, (Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Deutzia is a shrub of Asian origin introduced early on into France. Breeding there by Lemoine Nursery developed many hybrids developed between 1894 and 1927. This pink flowered form was developed and introduced by Monrovia.Lore:The genus was named for Dutch botanist, Johann van der Deutz, town councelor and amateur botanist of Amsterdam.