Exchorda Macrantha The Bride
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Exchorda Macrantha The Bride is a truly lovely flowering shrub. You may know it better as Pearlbush The Bride or simply ‘The Bride’. Exchorda Macrantha The Bride is a bright white medium sized shrub that can be trained into a climber or kept compact. Its rounded dome-shaped structure is particularly easy to fit into a smaller garden.
The Bride’s pale, fresh green leaves grow along upright, cascading branches and are accompanied by an explosion of pearly white flowers during April and May. These bright white flowers measure roughly three centimetres in width and lie in racemes.
Pearlbush The Bride’s ultimate height reaches around 1.5 -2.5 metres and it will spread approximately the same distance if left unchecked. It takes ten to twenty years to reach its ultimate dimensions.
Exchorda Macrantha The Bride Hardiness Levels
Exchorda Macrantha The Bride is hardy in all the UK. It’s easy to grow in ordinary garden soil and requires no special care. It does prefer sunshine, but will grow in a shady spot, particularly if you give it an extra layer of well-rotted manure in spring.
Frost and cold spells will not damage Exchorda Macrantha The Bride. Each spring you can look forward to a cascading spray of white blooms.
How To Use Exchorda Macrantha The Bride
One of the best ways to grow Exchorda Macrantha The Bride is to train it against a fence and allow it to climb into its full glory, but you can grow compact shrubs in containers too if they are watered frequently in hot spells. Alternatively you can cut a hole in your lawn and prune it into a freestanding statement shrub.
If you choose to place Pearlbush The Bride at the back of your flower border it creates a pure-toned back drop for a mixture of brightly coloured spring flowers such as early clematis and red rambling roses.
After flowering try pruning Exchorda Macrantha The Bride to mid-height as it helps to retain some garden structure at that tricky level.
How To Care For Exchorda Macrantha The Bride
Pearlbush The Bride will tolerate shade but prefers a sunny aspect. Moist yet well-drained soil will boost its growth and flower display, but waterlogged conditions will lead to rot - as it does with the majority of plants.
Pearlbush the Bride will grow in chalky, loamy, clay and sandy soils of any ph. It’s a tough plant.
Given you can grow Exchorda Macrantha The Bride in almost any conditions, and the fact it’s an outstanding beauty, it’s no wonder Exchorda Macrantha The Bride has gained an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
If you’re looking for an unusual wedding or anniversary present Exchorda Macrantha The Bride is a most appropriate gift.
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