Deutzia gracilis is also known as Slender Deutzia or just Deutzia. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants which indicates it is related to Hydrangeas. Deutzia gracilis is native to Japan. It is an upright, deciduous hardy shrub. It grows to about 1m or 3ft.
It has opposite and simple leaves that are bright green. The leaves turn to reddish-purple in autumn. During spring and early summer, it produces white, star-shaped flowers.
Though Deutzia gracilis can do fine in most types of soil. Plant it in moist and fertile soil in the sun or partial shade. Protect from frosts. Propagate Deutzia gracilis by softwood cuttings in the summer. It is easy to maintain Deutzia gracilis. It is generally pest-free and disease-free. To make it bushier as it grows pinch off the tips encouraging side shoots. After flowering season, cut back flowered stems by one or two buds.