(named by Thunberg in honor of his friend and patron, Johann van der Deutz). Sazifrapdcew. Very ornamental shrubs with showy white or blush fls. appearing in spring or early summer. Lvs. deciduous,opposite, petioled, serrate, usually with rough stellate pubescence: fls. in racemes or corymbs, white, some
times purplish, epigynous; calyx-teeth 5; petals 5; sta mens 10, rarely more, shorter than the petals; filaments usually winged and toothed at the apex: capsule 3-5 celled, with numerous minute seeds. About 15 species in E.Asia and Himalayas and 1 in Mexico. D. parrillora and D. Lemoinri are the hardiest, but D. scabra, Sieboldiana
and gracilis are also hardy north in somewhat sheltered positions or with slight protection, while most of the
»0tbers are more tender and can not be grown safely north of New York. The Deutzias thrive in almost any
well drained soil, and are well adapted for borders of shrubberies. Potted plants forced with a temperature
not exceeding 50° develop into beautiful specimens for the decoration of greenhouses and conservatories, es
pecially D. Lemoinei, D. gracilis and discolor. The same plants cannot be forced again. Prop. readily by greenwood and hardwood cuttings, also by seeds sown
in pans or boxes in spring.