Pearl Bush

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

Pearl Bush - Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

Common Name: Pearl Bush
Genus: Exochorda
Species: x macrantha
Cultivar: 'The Bride'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, OrangeFlowering Period: April & May

Soil: .
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

When in flower this deciduous shrub is just gorgeous. For about six weeks in April/May its arching branches are wreathed in open, white flowers that almost smother the soft green foliage. In autumn the leaves turn delicate shades of yellow and orange. This shrub has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society and although it will take some shade, it flourishes best in a sunny open position. It can also be trained as a wall shrub.

Garden Care: Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

Goes Well With: Alchemilla mollis, Brunnera macrophylla, Iris germanica, Helleborus argutifolius, Rosa banksiae var. banksiae, Chionodoxa luciliae 'Gigantea Group'.