Deutzia glomeruliflora Franch.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Deutzia glomeruliflora' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/deutzia/deutzia-glomeruliflora/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Deutzia glomeruliflora' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/deutzia/deutzia-glomeruliflora/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A deciduous shrub up to 6 ft high, with arching branches; shoots clothed at first with pale, starry down, then turning brown and beginning to peel. Leaves lanceolate, long and slenderly pointed, finely toothed, tapered to a usually rounded base, 112 to 3 in. long, 13 to 1 in. wide, starry-downy above, greyish and much more downy beneath with five- or six-rayed hairs; on the midrib and veins there are numerous simple hairs; stalk 112 in. or less long. Flowers 45 in. wide, white, produced in May and June in rounded clusters 112 in. high and 2 in. wide; petals oval; stamens about half as long as the petals, the stalks of the outer ones conspicuously winged. Calyx grey with starry down, the lobes awl-shaped and as long as the tube, purple. Seed-vessels urn-shaped, 316 in. wide, the remains of the four or five styles adhering at the top.

Native of W. China; first discovered by the Abbé David in W. Szechwan in 1869; introduced by Wilson in 1908. There are two great divisions of the genus Deutzia, one in which the petals in the bud state of the flower overlap each other, the second in which they do not do so. D. glomeruliflora belongs to the latter and it is distinct amongst them by reason of its softly downy leaves. It is quite hardy.