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Deutzia 'NCDX2' PPAF

Previously known as:

  • Deutzia 'Ncdx2'
  • Deutzia x rosea 'Ncdx2'
Phonetic Spelling
DOO-zee-uh
Description

Deutzia 'NCDX2' is a hybrid deciduous shrub that is sold under the trade name 'Yuki Cherry Blossom.' The shrub is compact, rounded, bushy, multi-stemmed, and measures only 1 to 2 feet tall. In the late spring, panicles of soft pink star-shaped flowers appear. The shrub's dark green leaves turn a beautiful bronze purple in the fall. The genus Deutzia is a member of the Hydrangeaceae or hydrangea family.

The shrub was developed by Thomas Green Ranney at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a cross between Deutzia gracilis cultivar, 'Nikko Blush,' and Deutzia x rosea cultivar, 'Carminea.' 

The genus name, Deutzia, honors a Dutch amateur botanist from the 1700s, Johan van der Deutz. 

'Yuki Cherry Blossom' prefers fertile, moist, and well-drained soils. It is tolerant of almost any soil type. It is drought tolerant once it is established. More flowers are produced in full sun, but it is tolerant of partial shade. In southern climates, the shrub would benefit from some afternoon shade. If any pruning is required, it is best done immediately after the plant finishes blooming. The shrub can be propagated by stem cuttings during the summer.

The leaves are dark green during the spring and summer. The fall bronze purple color adds interest to the garden since most other Deutzias do not have insignificant fall foliage color. The flowers bloom from May to June and appear on short panicles. Each flower is a soft pink with margins of white on the outside and light violet tints on the inside of the bloom.

'Yuki Cherry Blossom' is low maintenance shrub and would be a wonderful addition for banks, slopes, border gardens, containers, or patio plantings, The shrub is attractive to hummingbirds and is deer resistant.

Seasons of Interest:

Bloom: Late Spring     Foliage: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Quick ID Hints:

  • compact, bushy, rounded, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub
  • ovate, dark green leaves up to 3 inches long in spring and summer
  • bronze, purple foliage in the fall
  • flowers occur in short panicles along the branches
  • tiny, five-petaled, star-shaped blooms of soft pink with white margins on the outside and light violet interior

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Yuki Cherry Blossom is generally pests and disease-free; however, aphids and leaf spots may occur. The shrub needs protection from late spring frosts and cold winters otherwise it may suffer from tip dieback.

For more information refer to this site:  https://mcilab.ces.ncsu.edu/plant-introductions/yuki-cherry-blossom-deutzia/

Comments: There are more than 60 species of Deutzia. Some species and cultivars may have been sold or traded under incorrect names. A study was completed by William G. Hembree, Thomas Ranney, Nathan P. Lynch, and Brian E. Jackson at North Carolina State University to correct and update the species names for the cultivars studied. The study was published in the Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science and is entitled, "Identification, Genome Sizes and Ploidy of Deutzia."

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338665982_Identification_Genome_Sizes_and_Ploidy_of-Deutzia

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Deutzia
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Hybrid developed at NCSU in Raleigh, NC by Thomas Green Ranney
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The flowers appear in short panicles along the branches from May to June. Each flower has five petals and is star-shaped, soft pink with white margins on the exterior, and light violet tinting on the interior of the bloom. The flower measures about 5/8 inches in diameter. They are showy and lightly fragrant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are dark green, ovate, and have serrate margins. The leaf measures up to 3 inches long with a rounded base and pointed tip. The fall foliage is a bronze purple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought