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Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush

Exochorda 'Blizzard'

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Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush (Exochorda 'Blizzard') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush flowers

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush (Exochorda 'Blizzard') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush in bloom

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Snow Day Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

An exceptionally floriferous compact shrub valued for its blizzard of pure white flowers in early spring which open from pearl-shaped flower buds on long pendant stalks, a great plant for almost any garden use, beautiful in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush features showy racemes of white flowers along the branches from early to late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush is a dense 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.

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

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, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Snow Day® Blizzard Pearlbush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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