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The Bride Pearlbush

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

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The Bride Pearlbush (Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride') at Connon Nurseries

The Bride Pearlbush in bloom

The Bride Pearlbush in bloom

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The Bride Pearlbush (Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride') at Connon Nurseries

The Bride Pearlbush flowers

The Bride Pearlbush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a


An exceptionally beautiful and compact shrub valued for its pure white flowers in early spring which open from pearl-shaped flower buds on long pendant stalks, a great plant for almost any garden use, beautiful in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

The Bride Pearlbush features showy racemes of white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

The Bride Pearlbush is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

The Bride Pearlbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

The Bride Pearlbush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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