Pearl Bush, Pearlbush 'The Bride'

Exochorda x macrantha

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Exochorda (ek-so-KOR-duh) (Info)
Species: x macrantha (ma-KRAN-tha) (Info)
Cultivar: The Bride



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palmetto, Georgia

Logansport, Indiana

Northfield, Minnesota

Eupora, Mississippi

Beaverton, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

Sevierville, Tennessee

Earlysville, Virginia

Hood, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 20, 2010, mgfox from Northfield, MN wrote:

I planted a 5 gal pearl bush in 2004, in a sunny location it grew quite well to about 6' in 2010. Slow growing but very nice blooms and fun to watch. In August of 2010 almost instantly the main stem dried up and all the leaves turned brown without dropping. 3 weeks later the remainder of the shrub turned brown, the bark split and shagged off. There are no signs of insects or environmental changes that I can see. I will leave it until spring, but don't have much hope for it.


On Jun 17, 2008, pangoban from Halifax,
Canada wrote:

I planted a tiny, deadlooking example of this plant last summer and thought it was dead this spring, after an unusually hard, cold, long winter in Nova Scotia. However, suddenly in mid-May it started to bloom, at the same time as the tulips. Even at its very small size (it is still less than a foot high) it is covered in glistening white flowers and looks amazingly graceful. The flowers have lasted for almost two months now and are just beginning to look tired. If it ever reaches the advertised height of 4 feet it will stop traffic.
Susan, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada