Snow Day® Surprise Pearlbush
Snow Day® Surprise Pearlbush flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: syn. Niagara Pearlbush
Brand: Proven Winners
An exceptionally beautiful and compact shrub valued for its 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
Snow Day® Surprise Pearlbush features showy racemes of white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Snow Day® Surprise 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® Surprise Pearlbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Snow Day® Surprise Pearlbush will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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® Surprise 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.
This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.