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Deutzia 'Iris Alford' (Deutzia 'Iris Alford')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Deutzia 'Iris Alford'

Other names

Deutzia 'Iris Alford'

Genus

Deutzia Deutzia

Variety or Cultivar

'Iris Alford' _ 'Iris Alford' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with purple young stems, ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in early summer, purple and white-striped buds opening to racemes of star-shaped, white flowers, purple-pink on the reverse.


Deutzia 'Iris Alford' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

White, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Deutzia 'Iris Alford' (Deutzia 'Iris Alford') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. Will tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Deutzia 'Iris Alford'

Other names

Deutzia 'Iris Alford'

Genus

Deutzia Deutzia

Variety or Cultivar

'Iris Alford' _ 'Iris Alford' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with purple young stems, ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in early summer, purple and white-striped buds opening to racemes of star-shaped, white flowers, purple-pink on the reverse.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

White, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Deutzia 'Iris Alford' (Deutzia 'Iris Alford') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. Will tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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