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botanical name:
Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'
Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Deutzia crenata 'Nikko', Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko', Deutzia nakaiana
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small deciduous shrub, low spreading habit with arching branches and green leaves, turning purple-red in autumn. Abundant clusters of star-shaped white flowers in late spring or early summer.

Sun or partial shade in any well-drained soil. Grows well on chalky soils.

By layering or soft-wood cuttings.

other notes:
Selected at the Watanabe Nursery, Gotemba City, Japan, 1976.

Was originally considered a variety of Deutzia crenata, but later found to be a variant of Deutzia gracilis.
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