February 4, 2023
Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'

Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'

Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’ or Deutzia ‘Candidissima’ is also known as Deutzia X wells or Fuzzy Deutzia. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. It is an upright shrub, branched and deciduous. Deutzia was named after Johan van der Deutz (1743-1788), a Dutch botanist. The common name, Fuzzy Deutzia is due to the hairy leaves.

Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’ can grow to about 13ft or 4m and it is easy to maintain. It is native to Japan and China. It has flaking bark that when it peels shows an orangish color. Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’ has simple, light green opposite leaves, and toothed. Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’ flowers are double, star-shaped, white, sometimes tinged with pink and fragrant. They appear in late spring or summer as racemose panicles.

Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'
Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’

Plant Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’ in the sun or partial shade, in moist, fertile but well-drained soil. Deutzia can tolerate most soil types. Propagate by softwood cuttings. It is generally disease-free and pest-free.

Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'
Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’
Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'
Deutzia scabra ‘Candidissima’

See also Deutzia Gracilis or Deutzia Rosea

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