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Species: Exochorda x macrantha

(ek-soe-kor'dah ma-kran'thah)

Exochorda x macrantha

Pearl Bush

Found on Course Walks

Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

'The Bride', 'The Pearl'

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub < 4 feet

3' - 4' ht; (species 12' - 15')

Deciduous

large irregular shrub

beautiful white flowers appear before leaves in April; fruit distinctive capsule

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

5b

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

full sun to part shade; tolerant of heat

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

none serious

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

hybrid between E. racemosa and E. korolkowii; transplant B & B or from container; will seed itself. Native to China ( E. racemosa) and Turkestan ( E korolkowii)

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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