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Deutzia x lemoinei is often confused with:
Deutzia Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Deutzia x rosea Form
Deutzia Form
Deutzia crenata Deutzia crenata

Lemoine's Deutzia Deutzia x lemoinei

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
DOO-zee-uh le-MOY-NEE-eye
Description

Lemoine Deutzia is a dense, erect, twiggy, hybrid shrub that grows 5 to 7 feet tall. In late spring, clusters of pure white flowers bloom. The multi-stemmed, erect branches have medium green foliage that changes to yellow in the fall. This plant is the hardiest Deutzia to zone 5 and warmer areas of zone 4. The genus Deutzia is a member of the Hydrangeaceae or hydrangea family.

Lemoine Deutzia is a hybrid shrub that is a cross between Deutzia gracilis and Deutzia parviflora. A cultivar for this hybrid is 'Compacta' that is a dwarf form with a height of 4 feet.

The genus, Deutzia, honors a Dutch amateur botanist from the 1700's, Johan van der Deutz. The hybrid name, lemoinei, honors a French nurseryman, Victor Lemoine, who developed the plant in Nancy, France in 1891.

This shrub easily grows in average, well-drained moist garden soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. It tolerates a wide range of soil types. Pruning is required to maintain the shrub's shape and to remove the dead stems. This should be done immediately after flowering.

Lemoine Deutzia has exfoliating bark and slender brown stems. The leaves are opposite and are 1.5 to 2.5 inches long. The showy tiny white flowers appear in 1- to 3-inch-long clusters. The fruits follow the flowers and are a dry capsule.

The Lemoine Deutzia is recommended for foundation plantings, borders, hedges, or woodland settings.

Seasons of Interest:

Bloom:  Spring      Foliage:  Spring and Summer      

Quick ID Hints:

  • dense, twiggy, rounded shrub with exfoliating brown bark and brown stems
  • opposite, lanceolate, medium green leaves that turn to yellow in the fall
  • clusters of tiny pure white flowers that bloom in late spring
  • brown dehiscent fruit capsule

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Lemoine Deutzia has no serious pests or disease problems; however, leaf spots, aphids, and mites may occur. The shrub can look unkempt and may need renewal pruning to keep the shrub in bounds. 

Learn more about Deutzia.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Compacta'
    Dwarf variety
'Compacta'
Tags:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Compacta'
    Dwarf variety
'Compacta'
Tags:
#cultivars#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#specimen#white flowers#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#spring flowers#cottage garden#accent plant#hedges#mounding#multistemmed#flowering shrub#deer resistant#foundation planting#hybrids#border planting#spring interest#naturalized area#flowers late spring#green leaves#exfoliating bark#dense growth#woodland#erect
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Deutzia
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Hybrid developed in Nancy, France at the Lemoine Nursery
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a brown dehiscent capsule.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The shrub blooms profusely with tiny white flowers that measure 5/8 inches in diameter. They appear in clusters up to 3 inches long between April and May.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are opposite, simple, medium green, and measure from 1.5 to 4 inches long and 0.5 to 1.25 inches wide. They have serrated margins, and the undersides of the leaf are hairy. The fall yellow foliage color is non-showy to moderately showy.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Brownish older bark tends to exfoliate.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender stems are brown and can be short-lived.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer