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Cultural Details for Exochorda racemosa var. giraldii 'Wilsonii'

Common Name:
Redbud Pearlbush

Growth Rate:
Medium

Average Mature Height:
15'

Average Mature Width:
9-10'

Flower Details:
Perfect, white, 5-petaled, 2" across, odorless. Borne 6-10 together in 3-5" long racemes at ends of short lateral stems from branches of previous year. Late March to early April.

Fruit Details:
Broad turbinate, 5-valved, dehiscent, 0.33" wide capsule, ripens October and persisting, green to yellow brown, then brown.

Fall Color:
None

Bark Details:
Old branches develop scaly bark of gray, brown, or orange-brown, rather attractive.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Eastern China. Introduced 1949.

Other Features:
Thrives with neglect. Spectacular flower but soon fades.

Culture and Care:
Transplant early spring, prefers well drained, acid, loamy soil, full sun to partial shade, prune after flowering, pH adaptable.

This plant was blooming:
4/27/2007 - 5/2/2007
4/22/2005 - 5/6/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 99

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu