Exochorda

Exochorda x macrantha

The most famous variety of this deciduous shrub, a member of the Rosaceae family, is ‘The Bride’. It is a spreading shrub with arching branches whose height and spread can exceed 2 m (6 ft 6 in). Its slow growth and prolific flowering even as a young plant make it a very popular container plant.

The striking white flowers that are borne in spring in long clusters pale green leaves contrast beautifully against the background of pale green leaves. Exochorda thrives both in the sun and partial shade, preferring acid to neutral, well-drained soil. Water and feed regularly during the growing season. After flowering, cut back shoots that have finished flowering to a strong new shoot or bud. It can be propagated from softwood cuttings taken in spring and raised from seed in autumn. It is usually trouble free. Protect the container from frost in regions where winters are harsh.

26. July 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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