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Deutzia gracilis Nikko

Posted by angel54 z5 NY (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 19:24

I have 3 Deutzia gracilis Nikko in my front landscape. They were put in 3 years ago. This past winter they didn't do too well and I took my pictures to the nursery that they were purchased from. I was told it was such a harsh winter that it is normal.

Told me to fertilize with Miracle Grow every other week. They do seem a bit fuller, but want to know if they look like I should replace them.

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RE: Deutzia gracilis Nikko

Those aren't Deutzia they are Pieris...

RE: Deutzia gracilis Nikko

Hmmm Then the nursery didn't give me what I asked for. I had never seen either one.

Do you think they will survive?

RE: Deutzia gracilis Nikko

I would like to hear from someone in your zone. New foliage on many Pieris is red/pink/bronze so it looks like you have a lot of new growth, which is good. Google 'Pieris' and 'Deutzia Nikko' and read up a bit - you will see that they are completely different plants.


RE: Deutzia gracilis Nikko

And they appear to be planted MUCH too close to the house.

RE: Deutzia gracilis Nikko

Your pieris looks lovely to me. If you do move it, and it does seem to be too close to the house, give it plenty of shade, well draining soil, and lots of mulch. It likes air to its roots, so I would need to use soil conditioner in my soil, it wants acidic soil, so you could also add peat moss if your soil isn't acidic, and keep its roots cool with mulch. If you fertilize I would use holly tone, but you may not need to fertilize. You will likely have fewer insect problems if you don't push too much new growth. I would wait until very early fall to move it and certainly not fertilize it until it settles in for a year.

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