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Exochorda 'Blizzard' PP23,329

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Description

Considered old-fashioned by some, Pearlbushes are tough, dependable plants that explode with pearl-like buds and frilly petals at the first hint of spring, giving Forsythia a good run for its money.

'Blizzard' takes Pearlbush to a new level - a tetraploid hybrid that combines E. serratifolia, E. racemosa, and E. korolkowii in its pedigree. Unlike many Pearlbushes (e.g., 'The Bride'), that can resemble a tangled cascading brush pile, 'Blizzard' has a distinct upright to rounded form with a mature height and width of 3-4 feet that makes a refined shrub or small tree. 'Blizzard' is extremely floriferous with flowers that can be twice as large as other Pearlbushes.

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring

Wildlife Value: Flowers are an attractive food source for those insects brave enough to face the chill of early spring days.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. This plant is listed as invasive in some states.

Cultivars:
  • 'Blizzard'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#pollinators#wildlife plant#showy#mci
Cultivars:
  • 'Blizzard'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#pollinators#wildlife plant#showy#mci
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Exochorda
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators