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Snow Day® Surprise Pearl-bush Exochorda hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
4' 4'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    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.

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 54 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses 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
  • 6 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      Denise
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • 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.

      Denise
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • 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.

      Denise
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 20 weeks 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
      , 21 weeks ago
    • I purchased this plant from the Morton Arboretum about 5 years ago. It has never bloomed and it is not bushy or compact. It gets afternoon sun. I think I will prune it drastically now(July) and give it one more year. If it doesn’t bloom, I’m digging it out.

      Nancy Rench
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bought this plant for my front garden and it never flourished. It receives morning sun till about 3pm then it in shade. I watered on a regular schedule but it never looked great. Very disappointed because I bought it online and its pretty pricey. Next time ill stick to buying only from my local garden stores. I don't recommend this plant to others.

      Araceli Clark
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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