Exochorda racemosa
Common name: 
Common Pearlbush
Pronunciation: 
ek-so-KOR-da ra-se-MO-sa,
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub or small tree, 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high, upright, slender branches.   Leaves alternate, simple, oblong to obovate, 3-8 cm long, about half as wide, acute and terminated in an abrupt tip, entire, or serrate on vigorous shoots, medium green above, whitish below.  Flowers perfect, white, about 4 cm wide, 5-petaled, 3 stamens at the base of each petal; 6-10 flowers per cluster (raceme); flower buds roundish, "pearl-like".  Fruit 5-valved, dehiscent, about 8 mm wide, yellow to brown.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4       Native to northern China.
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    plant habit, flowering

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    flowering shoots

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    flower clusters

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    flowers

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    leaves and fruit

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    fruit, before and after seed release

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