|I'm searching for the botanical name for the antique shrub in this area called "pearl bush". It can grow into a small tree. It has white blooms in early spring that come out directly on the stems, and they are rounded (like pearls), gradually opening out a little flatter. I recently obtained a seedling from a friend, and over the summer it grew to about 3 feet and is quite sturdy. Preparing to bloom now.
|Your Pearl Bush is Exochorda racemosa, and is native to China. It grows best in full sunshine and becomes a loose, open, slender shrub to 10' to 15' tall. It blooms in April and should be pruned after bloom to control its size and form. Enjoy your Pearl Bush!