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Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush 'The Bride')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

Other names

Pearlbush 'The Bride'

Genus

Exochorda Exochorda

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

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Blooms on old growth so prune immediately after flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Prefers moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade. Best planted in shelter to protect plants from late spring frost damage. Tolerates heat and drought once established. Will not tolerate shallow, chalky soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

Other names

Pearlbush 'The Bride'

Genus

Exochorda Exochorda

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.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Blooms on old growth so prune immediately after flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Prefers moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade. Best planted in shelter to protect plants from late spring frost damage. Tolerates heat and drought once established. Will not tolerate shallow, chalky soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush 'The Bride')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush 'The Bride')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush 'The Bride')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orgyia thyellina

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest from Eastern Asia which could be damaging to broadleaf and coniferous species if introduced to the UK; as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be on goods (including non-plant material) imported from Eastern Asia and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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