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see saxifragesaxifrage
, common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan distribution. They are found especially in north temperate zones and include many arctic and alpine species.
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a genus of shrubs of the family Saxifragaceae. The leaves are usually deciduous, opposite, and simple. The blossoms are white or lilac pink; they are gathered in corymbs, racemes, or panicles and rarely occur singly. The calyx and corolla have five segments, and there are ten to 15 stamens. The fruit is a spherical pod with many seeds.

There are 56 species of Deutzia in East and Southeast Asia and North America (Mexico). In the USSR (the Far East) there are two wild species— Deutzia parviflora (D. amurensis) and D. glabrata. D. gracilis and other species have been introduced as ornamental plants.


Zaikonnikova, T. I. Deitsiidekorativnye kustarniki. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.


any saxifragaceous shrub of the genus Deutzia: cultivated for their clusters of white or pink spring-blooming flowers
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On some shrubs like deutzia, remove the shrub's original branches to encourage more vigorous growth as well as retaining a portion of the young, healthy shoots growing from the base.
Bring container-grown shrubs such as viburnum, rose and deutzia into the greenhouse for forcing, maintaining a minimum temperature of 13C (55F).
Berberis, Forsythia and Deutzia will root well this way.
In particular, take a look at Weigela, Philadelphus and Deutzia.
deutzia (white flowers and fragrance), witch hazel, kerria, lindera (spicebush), several of the spireas, viburnums and the weigelas.
We've selected the variegated foliage and pink flowers of the butterfly bush, buddleia Harlequin, the purple cistus Purpureus, the white-flowered cotoneaster decorus, the graceful white flowers of deutzia Gracilis, and the red-berried pyracantha Mohave.
n Prune early-flowering shrubs such as lilac and deutzia which have finished flowering.
Water hanging baskets and containers daily to stop them drying out Prune early-flowering shrubs such as lilac and deutzia Make a sowing of winter-flowering pansies for display next winter or spring Remove growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to concentrate energies on pod production Boost gladioli with a liquid feed Remove young green gooseberries for cooking or preserving, leaving enough to mature for dessert n Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim invasive plants in rock garden n Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless being grown for the colour and profusion of their hips n Take cuttings of carnations, fuchsias, herbs and shrubs to root in greenhouse
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Examples of shrubs propagated this way include forsythia, deutzia, cornus, deciduous viburnum, weigela, many roses, many cotoneaster and philadelphus.
Prune out some of the older flowered growth on philadelphus, deutzia and kerria, so that there is plenty of light to ripen the growth made this summer.