A genus of hardy, deciduous, strong-growing shrubs of easy culture, which, on account of their free-flowering qualities should have a place in every garden however small. They thrive in almost any soil, and well repay the trouble incurred in their cultivation.

Deutzia crenata grows to a height of about ten feet; Deutzia gracilis has a dwarf compact habit and should be planted on the margin of a group of taller shrubs, where it will give a fine finish to the group.

Propagate by cuttings of the ripe wood placed in the open ground in November; when they are rooted run them into nursery rows; give them room as required.