Deutzia gracilis 'Duncan' (Chardonnay Pearls®)

Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia

After a late frost

After a late frost


Patents: PP#16098

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Deutzia

Parent: Deutzia gracilis

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dense rounded form with white flowers in spring. Foliage is a lemon-lime green. Dead branches should be pruned out regularly. Other pruning should be done after flowering in spring. Well-drained, moist soil.


Patent application filed in 2004 by Timothy D. Wood of Grand Haven, MI. Naturally occurring mutaiton of an unidentified Deutzia gracilis. Selected for its compact habit and yellow-green leaves.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Bluestone Perennials in May 2011 and planted it by the croquet lawn. It got a little burned in summer. It struggled until it finally died from fertilizer burn in spring 2013. I purchased a 2-gallon replacement from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2013 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

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