Exochorda Snow Day® Surprise
Exochorda Snow Day® Surprise

Exochorda Snow Day® Surprise

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Pearlbush
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Height: 3-4' Spacing: 3-4'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: TWO QUART POT
Shipping Details Shipment begins in late April 2016, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

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This compact hybrid Pearlbush produces masses of bright white flowers in a late-spring show that lasts for weeks. Snow Day® Surprise is a neatly rounded, not-too-big shrub that makes a fine addition to the mixed border. Pruning is rarely needed, but if you'd like to shape your plant, wait until bloom is over. A Proven Winners® variety. 'Niagra' PP 21,665

A genus of 4 species, Pearlbush (Exochorda) is an old garden favorite grown for its abundant display of cascading white flowers. A vigorous shrub that provides enjoyment year after year and deserves a special place in the shrub border.

For further information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: ek-so-kor'duh   

There are 4 species of woodland shrubs in the genus Exochorda, all native to Asia. Pearlbush is grown for its showy display of white buds that open to cup-shaped flowers. Once established, this vigorous shrub tolerates heat and drought. It's an excellent selection for the shrub border.

Light: Plant in sun or partial shade.

Soil: Prefers well-drained, slightly acid soil. Turn a healthy layer of organic matter into the soil before planting.

Watering: Pearlbush prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Pruning: Exochorda blooms on the previous year's growth (known as "old wood"). If you prune your plant before it has bloomed in the spring, you may be removing flower buds. In late winter or early spring, cut away dead stems or stems that were broken over the winter. Wait until after flowering is finished to cut back stems to the strongest buds. If desired, established plants can be rejuvenated by cutting back ⅕ to ⅓ of the oldest stems to the ground.

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