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Exochorda × macrantha 'The Bride'
  • RHS AGM

pearlbush 'The Bride'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Trailing, Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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