Botanical name: Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'
Other names: Pearlbush 'The Bride'
Variety or Cultivar: 'The Bride' _ 'The Bride' is a rounded, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing oblong, light green leaves and short racemes of small white flowers in late spring.
Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer
Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn
Habit: Arching, Bushy, Rounded
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Pruning group 2. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush 'The Bride') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining, preferably acid to neutral soil in full sun to partial shade. Will not tolerate shallow, chalky soil.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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We planted this tree one year ago and it flowered during may sucessfully. It also flowered this year but I have just realised you need to prune it immediately after flowering and I have missed this deadline by a number of weeks now. I also now have numerous seed pods (at least thats what they look like). Have decided not to prune this time and hope for the best next year. If by any chance you have any further information, would really appreciate it. Cheers Y
had this bought as a wedding present 9 yrs ago, this is the only year it hasnt leafed or flowered, after reading the site i know i need to prune it,will this bring it back to life?
Also in the past i have noticed that seeds appear during the summer, what do i do with these
Will my excorda x macrantha need pruning - and, if so, when is the best time ?
When is the best time of year to replant Exochorda
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