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Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush*

Exochorda serratifolia 'Northern Pearls'

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Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush (Exochorda serratifolia 'Northern Pearls') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush flowers

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush (Exochorda serratifolia 'Northern Pearls') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush in bloom

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

An attractive medium-sized shrub that features showy white flowers in spring emerging from pearl-shaped flower buds, good rounded growth habit, ideal for general garden use or in groupings; tends to fade into the background when not in bloom

Ornamental Features

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush features showy racemes of white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Northern Pearls Korean Pearlbush will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.