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Exochorda racemosa

Common Name(s):
Common pearlbush, Pearlbush
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Heat and drought tolerant; can be severely pruned to rejuvenate, preferably after blooming; leafs out early; dependable, tough plant; reported to be invasive in some states; interesting spring flowering shrub; good for borders

Height:
10-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, medium green leaves; 1-3 in. long; serrated above the middle; no significant fall color
Flower:
1.5 in. white flowers borne on 3-5 in. raceme in early spring; flowers on previous season's growth
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers well-drained, acidic soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, loose irregular to rounded shrub; slender branches; becomes unkempt with age
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1553

Exochorda racemosa Exochorda racemosa
Photo by Tanaka Juuyoh, CC BY - 2.0
Exochorda racemosa Exochorda racemosa flower detail
Photo by Christine Riggle, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0