Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'
Common Name: slender deutzia
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Good Fall
Tolerate: Clay Soil


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils, with best flowering in full sun.

Noteworthy Characteristics

A dwarf, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub which forms a graceful, spreading mound typically reaching 2' in height. Tiny (to 3/4" across) white flowers in small, upright panicles cover the shrub in early spring for 10-14 days. Medium green leaves turn an attractive deep burgundy in fall. More compact form than the species.


No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot. Leaf miners and aphids are occasional insect visitors.

Garden Uses

Sunny rock garden, border front, shrub border or hillside.