Deutzia Hybrida Strawberry Fields is a lovely, summer-flowering shrub which has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its many attractive qualities. It’s a great choice for UK gardeners everywhere! With its origins in the Himalayas, Deutzia Strawberry Fields is a newer hybrid with a more compact growth habit, making it a more versatile landscaping plant. The leaves that emerge in the early spring on the arching stems are medium green and ovate. In late spring and early summer the bushes are covered in masses of fragrant flowers 2.5 cm across, deep pink to red on the outside with a contrasting white centre. They will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Hardy throughout most of the UK, Deutzia Strawberry Fields will grow quickly to reach its full height and spread of 1.5-2.5 metres in 5 to 10 years, but it is best to keep it pruned every year to about 1 metre to maintain healthy growth. As well as cutting back the overall size after flowering, cut out any dead or damaged stems, and a third of the healthy stems back to the base. If planting more than one, space the plants 1.5 metres apart. Deutzia Hybrida Strawberry Fields will grow best in full sun or partial shade, in an exposed or sheltered location, in any fertile, moist, well-drained soil. They are resistant to pests and diseases. Tolerant to salt, they will grow well in coastal areas. Suited to container planting, Deutzia Strawberry Fields is a good choice for a rooftop terrace or courtyard planter, where its long season of spectacular flowers will give good value, and the green leaves and arching stems will provide a pleasant backdrop through the rest of the growing season. Deutzia Hybrida Strawberry Fields will also work well at the back of a mixed border, planted with late tulips to complement the pink blooms. A summer-blooming clematis can be trained up through the stems to provide late-season interest. On a country property, the low-maintenance and deer-resistant shrub will work well on a difficult exposed slope or a bank next to a stream or pond, or in an informal or mixed hedge, where a mass planting of the extravagantly blooming Deutzia Strawberry Fields will put on a stunning display. Deutzia Hybrida Strawberry Fields in full bloom is a delight to behold, and its long flowering period makes it a worthwhile addition to any garden, large or small!