Deutzia scabra is a shrub to 3 m tall, older stems hollow, young bark brown, hairy, old bark peeling.
Leaves opposite, egg-shaped, 10 cm long, 5 cm wide, tip pointed, base rounded, margin toothed, dull green, hairy on both sides.
Flowers white, 2 cm wide, in clusters at ends of stems, June (Dirr 1990).
Fruit a dry capsule.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Origin: China, Japan.
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation.