Deutzia gracilis, commonly called slender deutzia, is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with slender, broadly spreading to arching stems. Typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5-6') tall and as wide. Slender deutzia is a low and broad densely mounding deciduous shrub in the Hydrangeaceae (hygrandea) family. It is native to Japan and has multistemed cane-like growth reaching about 5 feet tall and wide. The genus name Deutzia is derived from Johan van der Deutz a botanist from the Netherlands. Gracilis is Latin for graceful.