EXOCHORDA serratifolia

Commonly known as Pearl bush

More unusual chalk loving species with serrated leaves. Very floriferous
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EXOCHORDA serratifolia

 
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  • Deciduous
    Narrowly obovate leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long
  • White
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, rounded shrub with arching branches
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin
    central Asia to China and Korea.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - loose racemes of 4-7 flowers to 4cm (1½in) across
  • Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Exochorda - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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