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Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia gracilis

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3'
20" - 3'
20" - 3'
  • Details


    Fragrant white spring flowers. Season long color. Deer resistant. Great for perennial gardens.

    Foliage Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 36 Inches
    36 - 42 Inches
    20 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for landscape use and small enough to use in containers. It works well in mixed containers and perennial borders

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained, moist soil. Prune immediately after flowering. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

    Add season long color to the garden with this easy growing, bright beauty!

    Numerous pearl-like buds burst into attractive star-shaped flowers in spring. When the flowers have faded, this plant continues to shine with its bright yellow foliage. Growth is strong, but compact to create a wonderful small shrub that is equally at home in the shrub border as it is in a perennial one. Adds color and vibrancy to any garden.

    Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia gracilis 'Duncan' USPP 16,098, Can 2,640
  • 30 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have had my beauty for about 7 years. It is in a graduated part sun - part shade- shade bed. Its in the area that is part sun. I have literally done NOTHING to it since I planted it- and every year it comes back beautifully. Has stayed true to its stated size of 3' x 3'. I would 100% recommend it! Actually now that I have thought of it- will be getting a couple more of them- assuming I can find them ;)

      margo dierdorff
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 31 weeks ago
    • I’ve had for 5 years. Love It! Has required no maintenance. It’s one of the first shrubs to leaf out in spring with a fantastic lime color that contrasts with black scallop ajuga around it. Stays attractive all season. Flowers are not showy, but the leaf color is what I like anyway.

      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • One of my favorite perennials. As with all perennials it gets better each year. The chartreuse color is a knockout for garden contrast and when it blooms it looks as though it’s been kissed by snow. Love this plant!

      Kandie Press
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I fell in love with this gorgeous shrub at the nursery. I bought 7 and planted in well-drained, full sun, irrigated beds. They looked gorgeous for couple of months, however over time, they just grew very leggy and the limited leaves left, turned grayish. I don't know what went wrong! Is it too much sun? The nursery doesn't take shrubs back or exchanges. Any suggestions? Should I trim back in the Spring and see what happens?

      Angela Beschen
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • This is one of my favorite shrubs. I received it from Ralston Arboretum. I grew it in partial shade in clay based soil with a high ph in Lake County, Illinois and it thrived. I dug it up and took it with me to more neutral soil in full sun in Kane County, under a PJM rhododendron and it was even better. I just got a garden client to buy three directly from Proven Winners. An exceptional shrub, requiring little or no maintenance (compost in the spring and occasional watering). Highly recommended!!!

      Donna Mack
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Lovely late spring/early summer blooms. I've had this plant for 20 years and each year I get compliments on it! I don't quite understand the complaints that it only blooms for one month or so...the same could be said of tulips, hydrangea, lilacs, daffadils, etc. I love to stagger the blooms in my garden. Some bloom early, some mid summer, then some in the fall - year round beauty!!

      , 6 years ago
    • This has been one of the best shrubs I've ever bought. Happened upon it at a small nursery that is no longer in operation. I planted 3 together and it has made one beautiful large shrub on the northeast side of my front porch. Very low maintenance and easy to prune. Always get compliments on it and questions as to where it can be bought.

      Ann Barnes
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • I love the bright foliage and beautiful pearl shaped flowers in spring. A real star in my garden. It has been easy to grow.

      Janet S
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • This has been an awesome plant! I have one in my woodland garden. It gets very little sun, but blooms beautifully. The foliage is a beautiful celery green. I want about a dozen more!

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • Terrible plant. Pretty one month out of twelve. I have fertilized and watered. Have to cut back each fall. No growth.wish I had bought them somewhere I could return.

      Anna Arrington
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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