In The Garden Now…Deutzia ‘Magician’

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

‘Strawberry Fields’ Deutzia

Text and photo by Victoria Gilleland

Here’s another fabulous old-fashioned flowering shrub developed by French hybridizer Victor Lemoinei back in 1925. This is a medium to large shrub that will be 6 feet high and wide.

The plant will stay more compact in full sun and stretch to a larger size if grown in a shadier location.

Keep it smaller by pruning immediately after it finishes blooming in summer. If you wait until spring to prune you will be removing wood that would have produced flowers. This plant flowers on old wood.

‘Magician’ produces masses of pink and white flowers … even in the shade. My plant is nestled among taller shrubs and is actually shaded on each side by evergreen trees. And yet it blooms beautifully!

Consider this easy to grow beauty for you garden!

(Botanical Name: Deutzia Magician)

Victoria Gilleland is the owner of Cottage GardenDesigns, a Garden Design company specializing in Redesign of Residential Gardens, Garden Consultation and Coaching. She has been designing gardens in the northwest for over 20 years.


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