Deciduous shrubs, not 100 per cent hardy, but very beautiful.
Particularly attractive when grown singly, especially in gardens in coastal regions. Plant in full sun and if possible give some protection during the first few winters.
Rich, porous soil, preferably a little chalky.
Fromor by grafting on rootstock.
Also fromtaken in summer.
Exochorda X macrantha: Height 2 m; clusters of very fine, snow-whitein mid to late spring. ‘The Bride’ is a lower-growing form, approximately 1 m; it flowers a little later.
Exochorda racemosa: Height 3-4 m; a profusion of white flowers in late spring and early summer. Theare narrow-oval, greyish underneath; the branches arch gracefully. After flowering the shrub must be thinned out drastically.