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Deutzia longifolia - 'Veitchii' (Beauty Bush)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Light pink Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Deutzia longifolia - Cultivation Notes

A tough and popular garden shrub, Deutzia will grow in any reasonable garden soil, including clays, in full or part sun. When pruning reduce young growth encourage compact growth, prune to shape. For older bushes removing 1/3 of the oldest / weakest wood to ground and mulch with compost occasionally.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Deutzia longifolia:

  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Deutzia longifolia

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Deutzia longifolia:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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