Deutzia scabra Thunb.

Shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves ovate, to about 8 cm long, those at the base of the flower clusters stalkless; margins with quite large teeth; hairs on the upper surface with 3-5 rays, those below 4-6-rayed. Flower clusters broadly ovate in outline. Flowers to about 1.5 cm wide; summer. Stamen filaments without teeth on the filament wings. Styles mostly 3.

Syn. D. sieboldiana Maxim.


Sometimes confused with D. crenata but ray hair number different.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hydrangeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Deutzia scabra 'Candidissima'

Flowers double, pure white. Int. Froebel, c.1867. D. gracilis Siebold &Zucc. from Japan is similar, with white, fragrant flowers in elongated clusters in spring to summer, but with more finely toothed leaf margins and 5 styles.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Hydrangeaceae
genus        Deutzia Thunb.