Deutzia scabra has become by time, or ought to be at any rate, quite common, as it is one of the finest among the hardy ornamental shrubs.

Deutzia gracilis. - The Slender Deutzia is a beautiful new dwarf shrub, more airy and beautiful than D. scabra, growing about three feet high, with a slightly pendant habit in the branches; the leaves are only about an inch long; the flowers are star-shaped, produced in great profusion, in May and June, of a delicate paper white. This is a great acquisition for the front rank in the shrub-bery. It also blooms finely in the house in February, if taken up in the autumn and potted. It grows readily from cuttings, in a rich, light soil.