Plant of the Week

Found on the North Walk of the University Parks, Deutzia x rosea Carminea is part of the Philadelphus or mock orange family. It is a cross between Deutzia gracilis, also to be found on the North Walk, and Deutzia purpurascens, which grows on the West Walk. It is a small, very free-flowering deciduous shrub, perfect for a small garden. It will grow in any good garden soil, but prefers a sunny position.

It was bred by Victor Lemoine, a French nurseryman, near Nancy in north-eastern France in 1900. Deutzia gracilis is Japanese in origin while Deutzia purpurascens is from Yunnan province in southern China.

Deutzia x rosea Carminea
Deutzia x rosea Carminea
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