Dwarf Nikko Deutzia

Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'

SKU
03157
A low-growing dwarf shrub with bright green leaves on arching branches, that becomes a wonderful and very showy accent when covered by white double blooms in spring. Foliage turns a deep burgundy color in fall. A wonderful addition to sunny shrub borders. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationDUT-si-a GRASS-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 5 ft. wide
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasUse this plant as a groundcover or along the front edge of a shrub border for a field of bright green foliage. With the casual beauty of an old-fashioned flowering shrub, it is a fine alternative to weed-vulnerable, herbaceous groundcovers. Untroubled by poor soils, it is resilient and requires little or no maintenance.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Fall Color, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Speedwell (Veronica); Delphinium (Delphinium)

Very adaptable to most soils; thrives in humusy, moist, well-drained, loamy soil. Best flowering in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune to shape, immediately after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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