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Slender Deutzia ‘Nikko’ | Plant Profile

Slender Deutzia ‘Nikko’ (Deutzia gracilis) are mound forming deciduous shrubs with dense foliage. The long stems grow upright at the base but arch with length and eventually touch the ground. Small and fragrant bell shaped white flowers grow in clusters in spring. The flowers are so numerous that they engulf the entire shrub for a few weeks.

Slender Deutzia prefer average fertility soil with medium moisture in full sun to part shade. The maximum number of flowers tend to appear in full sun. Some pruning of dead branches may be required as well as occasional watering in times of drought.

Slender Deutzia can be installed as borders along gardens or pathways. They can also naturalize in meadows or woodlands. When pruned, they can be used as hedging.


Slender Deutzia 'Nikko' Characteristics

'Nikko' are popular deciduous shrubs for small yards and decorative gardens. The deep green leaves contrast beautifully with the bright white flowers. While these are deciduous shrubs, they do not produce bright orange and red fall foliage. The stems are relatively short lived and should be pruned when dead and after flowering.

While there are not many life-threatening diseases or pests, they can be vulnerable to leaf spot and leaf miners.


USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
1.00 - 2.00'
2.00 - 5.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?