Two new varieties from US Deutzia breeding program

Deutzia 'NCDX1' Yuki Snowflake - photo: Valkplant

Deutzia ‘NCDX1’ Yuki Snowflake – photo: Valkplant

Two new Deutzia varieties bred by Thomas G. Ranney from the North Carolina State University (US) are entered into the new plants competition on the Dutch trade fair for hardy nursery stock Plantarium 2015 (August 26-29): Deutzia rosea ‘NCDX1’ trade name Yuki Snowflake and Deutzia rosea ‘NCDX2’, trade name Yuki Cherry Blossom.
The two new Deutzia varieties derive from a breeding program with the objective to develop new cultivars with improved flowering characteristics and smaller growth habits. Both originate from crosses between Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ as the female parent and Deutzia × rosea ‘Carminea’ as the male parent.
Yuki Snowflake is described as an extremely free-flowering and low-growing Deutzia which produces bright white flowers. The plant naturally develops a flattened spherical shape. Yuki Snowflake should be highly suitable as a border plant in the garden or in public green spaces. In the US this variety brought onto the market by Spring Meadow Nursery. In 2015 Plant Patent was granted. It is also PBR protected. Royalty management agency Valkplant launches it in Netherlands.
Deutzia rosea 'NCDX2' Yuki Cherry Blossom - photo: Valkplant

Deutzia rosea ‘NCDX2’ Yuki Cherry Blossom – photo: Valkplant

Yuki Cherry Blossom should be the first pink-flowering and low-growing Deutzia. The plant widens as it grows, which makes it highly suitable as a border plant and in public green spaces. “It produces a profusion of small, adorable pink flowers.” Plant Patent is applied for and Yuki Cherry Blossom is PBR protected. Also Yuki Cherry Blossom is being brought onto the US market by Spring Meadow Nursery and Valkplant is marketing it in Netherlands.