Deutzia Nikko Shrubs for Sale Online
Deutzia Nikko Shrubs are a wonderful spring addition that becomes quite a show when covered by double blooms.
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Classification:||Deciduous shrub, spring flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to part sun|
|Foliage:||Green; burgundy in Fall|
|Flower Color:||Pure white|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in summer after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly moist|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when planted in a mixed border, or as a specimen plant|
How to Care for Deutzia Nikko Shrubs
Before you buy a Deutzia Nikko Shrub, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water Duetzia Nikko Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Deutzia Gracilis a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I plant a Deutzia Nikko Shrubs?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Deutzia Nikko Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Deutzia Gracilis Nikko because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Dwarf Deutzia Nikko spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I fertilize Dwarf Duetzia Nikko?
Deutzias such as Deutzia Nikko Dwarf Flowering Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, shrub fertilizer such as espoma Plant-tone. Fertilize Deutzia Gracilis again 6 weeks later to encourage faster growth of young shrubs. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Deutzias. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Nikko Shrub, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. There are many slow-release fertilizers on the market. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on Deutzia Nikko. However, slow-release is certainly not the only way to fertilizer Gracilis Nikko Shrubs.
How do I mulch Duetzia Nikko?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Deutzia Nikko with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
History and introduction:
Like many ornamental plants, deutzia was not discovered in the wild, but rather as cultivated plant in Japan. Named in honor of Dutch plant hunting patron, Johann van der Deutz, deutzia was discovered, became popular and then with time fell out of favor. Deutzia is making a big comeback with the addition of many new cultivars such as Deutzia Nikko Shrubs.