Exochorda racemosa Niagara Exochorda racemosa Niagara Exochorda racemosa Niagara Exochorda racemosa Niagara
Exochorda racemosa Niagara
Exochorda racemosa Niagara
Exochorda racemosa Niagara
Exochorda racemosa Niagara

Exochorda racemosa 'Niagara'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Pure white flowers burst from rounded buds in spring, smothering the bush.
  • The buds resemble pearls, giving rise to its more common name of the Pearl Bush
  • Blooms are unaffected by spring frosts making it a truly remarkable spectacle in the spring.
  • Exochorda is relatively compact, so is ideal for small gardens, and can easily be pruned.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready to plant out.
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Product Description

Also known as the 'Pearl Bush' this gorgeous shrub will make a beautiful addition to your spring garden.

A hybrid between Exochorda racemosa and Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride', it combines the best features from both and resulted in a simply stunning spring shrub. This relatively compact plant is a deciduous shrub and won't look out of place in your mixed borders. Also Perfect in a large patio pot, it produces masses of white pearlescent blooms through early spring making a truly remarkable spectacle in the spring, hence the nickname 'Pearl Bush'.

Exochorda x macrantha 'Niagara' is happy in sun or dappled shade in any well-drained soil, Exochorda is relatively compact, only reaching around 150cm x 150cm, so is ideal for small gardens, and can easily be pruned to further reduce its size. Easy to grow and maintain, once established plants are drought tolerant, making them ideal for modern gardens and for gardeners concerned with climate change.

Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

What Is Supplied

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Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Best grow in full sun, the pearlbush will however also grow in partial shade preferring a well-drained soil - although it's quite tolerant of most soils except waterlogged areas.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White'

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for your Pearlbush

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Exochorda Snow White bush

  • Exochorda trees do not require regular pruning, just a quick once over to remove any dead, diseased or damaged branches in the winter.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
150cm
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Exochorda racemosa 'Niagara'
Exochorda racemosa 'Niagara'
19cm Pot
Item: 511240
Only £24.99