Exochorda × macrantha 'The Bride'

12lt pot (1-1.25m) £69.99
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Buy Exochorda × macrantha 'The Bride' pearl bush: Beautiful and extraordinarily abundant flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: sun or light shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When in flower, this deciduous shrub is just gorgeous. For about six weeks in April and May, its arching branches are wreathed in open white flowers that almost smother the soft, green foliage. In autumn the leaves turn delicate shades of yellow and orange. This shrub has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society and although it will take some shade, it flourishes best in a sunny, open position. It can also be trained as a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

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Second purchase


We bought one of these previously and have been so happy with it I came back for another one for a different area in the garden. The branches fill with delicate little flowers and it's much admired. Looking forward to seeing them both mature but did well even in the first year.

Mrs J



Excellent Quality strong plant


We specifically wanted this variety as we had one at a previous dwelling and were very glad to find it at Crocus. It was a supplied as a large plant extremely well packed and arrived in excellent condition. It's planted in the centre of a small front garden area carefully following the planting instructions supplied which are very helpful. It had to be staked because of it's weeping habit with the intention of being self supporting once established. It's started to bud following a colder than normal winter for Plymouth, Devon having been planted last Spring. Looking forward to the lovely white flowers in April and May.


Plymouth Devon


Get the specimen sized


I first bought the small sized plant and it was very small so I got the larger size as I want to have the plant weeping over the edge of a high wall within a short time. I'm glad to say it is a good-sized plant that will, I hope, flourish and have impact next year. When it arrived all the tall branches were tied together vertically to protect during transport so when it was planted I used curved metal pegs to pin the branches down so that the branches will be encouraged to weep down the wall.




Very happy with this plant


I bought this plant last year and I was very happy with the quality of the plant supplied. The packaging was good too. It has now survived the winter, down to -7.0 degrees and is producing new growth.




Exochorda × macrantha The Bride

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When is the best time to move this shrub. I'm moving house and it has great sentimental value! Or will I kill it. Now about 4ft high. Bought from you about half the size and grown like a standard. Many thanks


Hello, The best time to move this is while it is completely dormant, so late autumn to late winter. The thing you must do if you do try to lift it is get as much of the rootball as possible and then move it to its new home as quickly as possible - then keep it really well watered for the first year or two afterwards.


Would this thrive in a spot that gets direct sun from first thing till midday then goes into shade as sun goes round the house?

little garden

Hello, Ideally this plant would prefer a sunnier spot. I suspect it will grow there, but it is not going to produce masses of flowers in a spot that does not get a little more sun.


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