Gardening Basics

Downsized Shrubs

Enhance the look of ornamental garden beds with small flowering shrubs that are in scale with their perennial counterparts.

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Slender deutzia (Deutzia gracilis) 'Chardonnay Pearls'. In spring the plant is covered with a plethora of beautiful white buds that pop open to emit a delicate fragrance. This three-foot shrub also has lovely lime-yellow foliage that provides color from spring to fall.

Slender deutzia does well in average garden soil. In hot climates it does best in partial shade; in cooler climates it can take morning sun but needs shade in the afternoon. Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 8


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