Deutzia x Rosea

Deutzia x rosea | Also known as: Deutzia rosea | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Your garden looks cosier, with the Deutzia x Rosea.

Deutzia x rosea is a great choice for a long season of colour, as it becomes covered in delicate pale pink flowers throughout the spring and summer. It’s easy to grow and requires little on-going care once planted, making it a good choice for a low maintenance garden. It will happily grow in most types of soil. The plant is a bit of a sun worshipper so plant in a full sun position for the best results. A good plant for cottage or city gardens, and it looks fantastic as a coverage on banks and slopes, as well as in flower beds or borders.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.2
Spread [m]
  • 1.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Compact
  • Rounded
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-8
Heat zone
  • H8-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -7
Heat days
  • 45 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Fragrant flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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PLANTS Deutzia

Deutzia is a genus of around 60 shrubs native to Asia, America and Europe. Fifty species of deutzia can be found in China alone. The various species differ in height from around 3 – 13 feet tall. They are low maintenance bushy plants with clusters of white or pink flowers with five petals. Some species of deutzia have peeling bark which adds to the interest of these pretty and easy to grow plants. It will benefit from thinning out of the branches to keep a good shape, allowing the branches to arch naturally. They like moist fertile soil and plenty of sun.

Japanese Snow Flower

PLANTS Deutzia gracilis | -29°C - -12°C beginner Full sun

The Deutzia gracilis, or Japanese Snow Flower is a beautiful addition to any garden, and very easy to cultivate. In spring through summer it has a wonderful show of star shaped white flowers. The blooms are highly fragrant, so plant in a position where you’ll get full advantage of this. Perfect for flowerbeds, borders, in a city or cottage garden, it grows in pretty much any partially shady or full sunlight position. Because it’s low maintenance, it’s ideal for the time short gardener.


PLANTS Deutzia longifolia | -18°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Deutzia longifolia is a very hardy plant, making it the perfect choice for our inclement British weather. It’s an arching shrub that blooms in the summer months with large, deep pink flowers that contrast beautifully with its grey-green leaves. If you’re looking for a garden plant that is prolific with the amount of flowers produced, then this little number should definitely be on your shortlist. It’s pretty easy to grow, and requires little ongoing maintenance throughout the year. For the best results plant in full sunlight and in well-drained, fertile soil.

Deutzia 'Veitchii'

PLANTS Deutzia longifolia 'Veitchii' | -18°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Ning-Po Deutzia

PLANTS Deutzia ningpoensis | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Delightfully named, the Ning-Po Deutzia is a great choice for highly fragrant summer blooms. Deutzia ningpoensis is easy to grow so it's ideal for the novice. Its flowers are white or flushed pink, and it blooms throughout the summer. It’s a hardy little number, so ideally suited to the UK climate, and requires only minimal attention to keep at its best. Plant in partial shade or full sunlight for the best results. A good choice for beds and borders, or banks and slopes.

Deutzia crenata Pride of Rochester

Fuzzy Pride of Rochester

PLANTS Deutzia scabra | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Deutzia scabra, or, to give it its exotic English name, the Fuzzy Pride of Rochester, is a large upright shrub that sports white or flushed pink flowers throughout the summer. It likes a partially shady or full sun position in the garden. It’s easy to grow and requires little maintenance, so a good choice for the beginner or time short gardener. It can tolerate most soil types and is a hardy little fellow, so ideal for the changeable UK climate.

Corymbose Deutzia

PLANTS Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora is a beautiful plant that is decked with a multitude of delicate blooms all summer long. Also known as Corymbose Deutzia, it’s a good choice for the time short gardener as well as a novice, as it’s easy to grow and requires little maintenance. It likes a partially shady or full sun position, and is hardy enough not to need any special care in the colder winter months. Plant in flowerbeds, borders or as a good coverage on banks and slopes. It will also tolerate most types of soil.

Deutzia 'Rosealind'

PLANTS Deutzia x elegantissima 'Rosealind' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Deutzia x elegantissima is a delightful plant that blooms with delicate light pink flowers from late spring through to early summer. It has the five petalled flower that’s typical of all Deutzia flowers, each petal tinged pink at the edges and a centre piece of yellow. It’s an easy plant to grow, and requires little ongoing maintenance, so is an ideal choice for both the time pressed and novice gardener. Add to this the fact that it can grow in virtually any kind of soil and you can see why it’s a popular choice for many. However, she is a bit of a sun worshipper, so avoid planting her in the shade if possible.

Showy Deutzia

PLANTS Deutzia x magnifica | -29°C - -1°C beginner Full sun

Showy by name and showy by nature, Deutzia x magnifica is a large shrub that sports the most amazing white blooms through the spring and summer. It is easy to cultivate and maintain. Showy Deutzia is a fabulous choice for city or cottage gardens, in flower beds and borders or in rockeries. It’s a tough plant, coping with all the UK weather can throw at it, and it even thrives in harsh, coastal locations. Plant in full sun or partial shade for the best results.

Deutzia compacta


PLANTS Deutzia compacta | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

The compact and rounded form of deutzia compacta helps to create an appearance of contained vibrancy that is easy to maintain. Commonly known as compact deutzia, this plant features rich green oval-shaped and toothed leaves. It blooms with beautiful clusters of white or pinkish flowers that are scented and shaped like dainty cups. Compact deutzia will grow in fertile soils with good drainage in either a sunny or partially shaded area and is a superb shrub for a border next to a walkway where the fragrance of the flowers can be enjoyed. It is also excellent for adding elegant colour to a slope or bank.

Deutzia 'Nikko'

PLANTS Deutzia 'Nikko' | -34°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Deutzia 'Major'

PLANTS Deutzia discolor 'Major' | -29°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

Kalmia deutzia

PLANTS Deutzia x kalmiiflora | -29°C - -7°C beginner Full sun

A shrub that is a real treat to see in bloom, deutzia x kalmiiflora or kalmia deutzia has delightful star-shaped flowers that are white with pink stripes. These flowers really stand out against the dark green, ovate and toothed foliage, which turns purple in autumn. Kalmia deutzia is happy in a fertile soil that is moist with good drainage. It should ideally be planted in an area of full sunlight but it will accommodate partial shade. This shrub is sure to charm in a border and is both a low-maintenance and superbly attractive means of turning slopes and banks into prime garden design features.