Nikko Slender Deutzia

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Charming Nikko Slender Deutzia Groundcover Shrub

  • Tiny, Fragrant White Flowers in Spring
  • Bright Blue-Green Leaves in Summer
  • Outstanding Burgundy Foliage in Autumn
  • Lovely Arching Branches
  • Stays Low, But Spreads Wide
  • Use in Shrub Borders and as a Ground Covering Small Shrub
  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade

Elegant and easy-care is a perfect combination for a "must-have" plant that you can build your garden design around. Count on the low-growing dwarf shrub Nikko Slender Deutzia, (Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'). Use them throughout your landscape to help tie the entire design together.

These hard-working groundcover shrubs simply sparkle in the springtime with laden, arching branches all abloom. You and your guests will savor the sight of these petite, snowdrops of pristine white bloom amid the glossy foliage.

This showy display is a gorgeous way to celebrate springtime every year! The fragrance makes you glad to be alive.

Lively blue-green foliage is willow-like and densely held all growing season long. You'll enjoy how the breeze catches and plays through the slender branches.

Adding motion to your landscape is a designer trick that layers in additional interest. It may be subtle, but just watch! You'll breathe deeper and feel tension dissolve with kinetic wind-catchers like Nikko Slender Deutzia.

To round out your growing season, you'll enjoy another wonderful feature in autumn. Those pretty blue-green leaves turn deep burgundy.The shade is very noticeable without being gaudy.

Add a sophisticated border to your planting beds. Or, create magnificent outdoor containers with Nikko Slender Deutzia as an ornamental "Filler".

Nikko Slender is compact and delightfully rounded in shape. Fit this diminutive shrub into those difficult nooks and crannies in the garden where you could use definition and color.

Plant Nikko Slender Deutzia this season and enjoy their grace and charm for many years to come. You'll gain a valuable addition to your landscape with a very long season of interest, from early spring through late fall.

Order enough to complete your project today!

How to Use Nikko Slender Deutzia in the Landscape

Simply put, you can use these tidy, low-growing, spreading shrubs just about anywhere. Line a walkway, repeat as an edging all through your planting beds.

They'll do very well in a mixed border. Maximize the impact of their form by creating a marvelous, cascading mass planting on a hillside.

To create a solid low hedge, plant 30-inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Show off their style in a series of exterior containers or concrete raised planters along your patio. Nikko Slender Deutzia can be styled as an ultra-modern plant en masse.

Or, partner with more traditional Roses, prairie-style perennials, evergreen shrubs, Ornamental Grasses, Willow shrubs, or taller Viburnum or Ninebark shrubs. Edge the base of your Hydrangeas. You name it, this versatile plant works well with others.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Nikko Slender Deutzia is a deciduous shrub that is easy to grow and perfect for small spaces . Plant care doesn't get much easier than this!

It requires at least four hours of sunlight a day, but will be happy if it receives full day sunshine. Plant in well-drained soil for best results, although it will tolerate most sites.

Provide a medium amount of even water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to keep it nice and cool.

Prune to shape directly after flowering. If you take a few moments to trim back the spent blooms, you'll be ready to enjoy a polished presentation all summer long.

The additional treat of spring flowers and fall color is just an added bonus to an already delightfully lovely shrub.Order Nikko Slender Deutzia from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Nikko Slender Deutzia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes