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Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush)

Pearlbush 'The Bride'


Noted for its incredible floral display, award-winning Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush) is a compact, dense, rounded deciduous shrub boasting arching branches clad with oblong, pale green leaves. In late spring to early summer, extraordinarily abundant racemes of 6-10 small, 5 petaled, pure white flowers open from pearl-like flower buds. For about six weeks, they smother the branches and are a sight to behold. Attractive to pollinators, they are followed by star-shaped fruits. The foliage turns delicate shades of yellow and orange. An elegant shrub that is adaptable and easy to grow. Excellent for flower effect, it is a striking addition to the shrub border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 5-10 ft. tall and wide (150-300 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, moist, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free .
  • Flowers bloom on old growth, so prune as needed immediately after flowering.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, hedges and screens, shrub borders.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 60" – 120" (150cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 60" – 120" (150cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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