EXOCHORDA MACRANTHA 'THE BRIDE'
The pure white flowers of this early summer flowering shrub give rise to the name - The Bride - or the Pearl Bush, as the opening flower buds have an astonishing resemblance to strings of pearls wrapped around the branches. In April and May it can produce an unforgettable cascading waterfall of sweetly perfumed ivory-white flowers.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
Common name:Pearl bush