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Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White' Tree

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  • £49.99 (ex VAT)
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A deciduous small tree, Exochorda Snow White is covered in large, pure-white 5 petalled saucer shaped flowers, emerging from pearl like buds which give it its range of common names, e.g. Pearl tree. The flowers droop from the branches in early spring and flowering is unaffected by spring frosts because this plant is native to Korea and Manchuria, which both experience cold temperatures in spring. It is a branching tree with an arching habit.

In our view, this small tree should be very much more commonly grown and it produces larger flowers than the more well-known Exochorda The Bride. It likes sun or dappled shade and any well drained soil other than shallow chalk. It has a moderate growth rate and will take 10 years or more to reach 4m in height (final height and spread of 4 x 3metres) so it is ideal for small gardens.

AKA Pearl Tree, Sawtooth Pearl Bush, Pearlbush, Pearl Bush

  • Common name: Pearl Tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Foliage: Oblong mid-green leaves in spring and summer, with pure-white flowers appearing in early spring
  • Soil: Suited to a well-drained, moist site and most soil types

Planting Advice for Exochorda Serratifolia Snow White trees

Our pot grown Exochorda trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help Exochorda establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently loosen the tree roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. Use a stake and tie kit to anchor your tree and, if your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. The help and advice section has further information and videos.

Aftercare Advice for Pearl Bush trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young Exochorda trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits that make watering easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Exochorda Serratifolia Snow White trees

Exochorda trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your Exochorda Serratifolia Snow White tree, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. If you require a clear trunk, remove any side shoots to help raise the crown.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Below are definitions of various forms, which refer to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. For more advice, please contact us.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

The table below gives sizes and forms available for this variety, along with photos you can enlarge (these are only a guideline as all plants are unique so vary).

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White' Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White' Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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