Plant of the Week: YUKI CHERRY BLOSSOM® Deutzia

If you’ve grown Deutzia, you know that it is a charmer in spring, but were you expecting a fall display, too? You should!

Yuki Cherry Blossom® Deutzia entrances us each spring with its pink flowers; they are very princess-y. Even the tough guys around the nursery like them. Look at them in our greenhouse (above right photo). Check out that fall foliage! That’s where little Yuki shows what she’s really made of.

This princess of a plant is deer-resistant, and butterflies and hummingbirds love those spring flowers. Yuki Cherry Blossom® Deutzia is hardy to USDA Zone 5 and grows 1-2′ tall. If you’re familiar with Deutzia ‘Nikko,’ you’ll delight in this new pink version of the go-to spring plant.

Bonus read: Tim “The Plant Hunter” Wood brings an in-depth look at what it takes to bring new Deutzia varieties to retail in Deutzia Redux.

One week away!

Many households are preparing for next week’s feast-a-thon. This year will be extra special in the Carmolli house because our exchange-student daughter Naomi will be joining us all the way from Germany. She spent the school year with us seven years ago, and those nine months were all it took for her to feel like part of the family.

We’ve seen her a few times since, but it’s always a treat when she comes to the US and takes time to spend with us. Fingers crossed, international travel remains accessible.

In the spring of 2020, we released a video titled ‘Keep Gardening’ that has a beautiful image of Naomi smelling an At Last® rose. Like Yuki Cherry Blossom® Deutzia, she’s quite a charmer.

Until next week, keep gardening.

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