The large starry flowers of this vigorous dwarf cultivar are deep rose pink with white markings. Hybrid deutzia is a cross between Deutzia longifolia
and Deutzia discolour
. 'Strawberry Fields' is compact, deciduous and has arching branches that offer a fountain of colourful flowers in spring. It is easy to grow, hardy and can withstand tough growing conditions.
Its elliptical leaves are medium green, held opposite to one another on the stem and offer little fall colour. Beautiful clusters of deepest pink and white star-shaped flowers appear in late spring. Once they fade, they produce inconspicuous dry brown seed capsules. The bark on older stems exfoliates but does not offer marked winter interest.
Hybrid deutzia requires full sun and is easily grown in most garden soils as long as they have good drainage and are moderately fertile.
This is a great shrub for informal hedges, mixed borders or large foundation plantings. It blooms at the same time as late tulips and Japanese iris, which look good planted around its base.