Deutzia × lemoinei

Common Name: deutzia 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Native Range: Garden origin
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 5.00 to 7.00 feet
Spread: 5.00 to 7.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, 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

Deutzia × lemoinei is the result of a cross between D. gracilis and D. parviflora. It grows 5-7’ tall with upright branching. Tiny white flowers (to 5/8” across) appear in late spring in large panicles or corymbs (to 3” long) which cover the shrub for about two weeks. Opposite, toothed, long-pointed, elliptic to lanceolate, green leaves (to 4” long) are hairy beneath. No fall color.

Genus name honors Johan van der Deutz (1743-1788), amateur botanist from Amsterdam.

The hybrid name lemoinei honors Victor Lemoine (1823-1911), French nurseryman who introduced this plant in 1891 from his nurseries at Nancy, France.


No serious insect or disease problems. Aphids and leaf spots may appear.


Group in shrub borders, foundations or open woodland areas. Informal hedge.