Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’

Scientific name: Exochorda macratha ‘The Bride’


Common names: “Pearl bush”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun – light dappled shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile slightly acidic

Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of drier conditions once established


Plant Size: H 5-6′ W 5-8′

Leaf and Stem shape: Arching branches bearing oblong, pale green leaves

Flower: white flowers in short racemes from late spring

Pruning: Easily wrecked by back pruning, no heading back cuts, cut out older stems entirely or thin back to maintain arching shape

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Architectural, courtyard, cottage garden, container plant, hedgerows, mixed border, best planted with companion

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: None?

Comments: ~AGM winner , underused, nice shape

Cultivars: E. m. ‘Snow mountain’ – more compact with more flowers


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