I bought this shrub 3 years ago at a local greenhouse. I planted it in an open area that gets strong wind and about 8 hours of full sun. It is beyond the reach of my 300 foot hose and has tolerated some serious dry spells without watering it beyond the first year that it was planted. It has performed beyond my expectations! It's spectacular when it blooms in the spring, better than any magnolia, hydrangea or lilac that I have. It's literally entirely covered with blooms! it has consistently grown in a perfectly round shape and hasn't required any pruning or shaping at all. I regret that I didn't plant it closer to my house so I could enjoy it more. I would definitely buy more if I could find them.
Snow Day® Surprise Pearl-bush Exochorda hybrid
- Part Sun to 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).
A flood of large white flowers in spring! An old favorite for beds and borders. Spectacular spring flower show. Easy to grow. Great for mixed borders.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 54 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom 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.
Snow Day Surprise's large white blooms cover this plant in a flood of spring flowers. This is a stronger grower than old fashioned Pearl-bush, with a neater, more compact habit. An excellent plant for the spring landscape!Snow Day® Surprise Exochorda hybrid 'Niagara' USPP 21,665, Can 4,768
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Denise, Wisconsin, United States, 1 year ago
Bought this shrub at local nursery last year. This spring its loaded with large snow white blooms!! Dont know how ling it will bloom but it is lovely!!R Kelso, South Carolina, United States, 1 year ago