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Exochorda × macrantha 'The Bride' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy, Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Pale Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

pearlbush 'The Bride'

Family

Rosaceae


Exochorda are bushy deciduous shrubs with simple, pale green leaves and saucer-shaped, 5-petalled white flowers in terminal racemes in spring or summer

'The Bride' is a medium-sized, rounded deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing oblong, pale green leaves; flowers 3cm in width, white, in short racemes from late spring

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free