Deutzia scabra 'Codsall Pink'
Common Name: fuzzy deutzia
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Pink double
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Wide range of soil tolerance. Prefers moist, humusy soils. Stems are somewhat short-lived, and annual pruning of dead branches is usually necessary. Prune in spring immediately after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This fuzzy deutzia cultivar is a tall, dense, deciduous shrub with slender, broadly spreading to arching stems. Typically grows 6-10' tall with a spread of 4-8'. Upright, cylindrical racemes (to 6" long) of tiny, bell-shaped, fully double pink flowers (to 3/4" ) cover the shrub in late spring for about two weeks. Blooms later than most other deutzias. Ovate, opposite, dull green leaves (to 3" long) are hairy on both sides, hence the common name. Mature branches display exfoliating orange-brown bark. Synonymous with and sometimes sold as D. s. 'Godsall' or 'Godsall Pink'.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Group in shrub borders or open woodland areas. Informal hedge or screen.