I planted Exochorda ‘Snow Day Surprise’ as a foundation planting in areas on the west and east facing sides of our house in zone 7. So far it has been semi-evergreen (a boon!) and blooming nicely this first spring. I had the old prostrate exochorda and this growth habit is far preferable. I love the snow while blooms and the fresh green foliage as do the rabbits. We had to put some screen around the bases last fall to prevent nibbling. Definitely happy that I made this choice.
Snow Day® 'Blizzard' Pearl-bush Exochorda x
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White spring flowers. A traditional favorite for beds and borders. Easy to grow.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:72 - 84 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Delightful addition to the mixed border.Maintenance Notes:
Prune to shape after flowering. This plant flowers on the previous season's growth ('old wood'). Adaptable to most soils but prefers well drained acidic soil. Fertilize with a controlled release shrub fertilizer in spring.
This shrub is a blizzard of pure white flowers in spring.
It has extra large flowers that are roughly twice the size of those of 'The Bride'. This is a very showy specimen plant for the spring landscape, and can be incorporated into mixed borders. It can be pruned to keep small or trained into a small tree.Snow Day® 'Blizzard' Exochorda x USPP 23,329, Can 4,690
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Rosalind Crinean, Tennessee, United States, 3 years ago
It was the most beautiful shrub in my rock garden this spring.Tammy, Ontario, Canada, 8 years ago