fuzzy deutzia Hydrangeaceae Deutzia scabra
Leaf:Opposite, simple, deciduous, serrate, light green and slightly pubescent on both surfaces, giving them a rough or scabrous feel, to 4 inches long and 2 inches wide, leaf base rounded and tip somewhat acuminate.
Flower:Very showy, snow white (although pink cultivars are available), fragrant, borne on a panicle to 6 inches, individual flowers to 1/2 to 3/4 inch, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:A dry brown capsule, 1/4 inch, ripening in early fall and persistent through winter.
Twig:Slender, fuzzy/scabrous, new growth red-brown to green, hollow pith, scaly and pointed buds.
Bark:Reddish brown to orange-brown and exfoliating in large sheets, attractive.
Form:A large shrub to 10 feet with an open, arching crown, may appear unkept.