Pearl Bush Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops = 'Kolmagisno' (PBR)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care


Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops, commonly known as Pearl Bush, showcases a stunning array of delicate white flowers. Its blooms are bell-shaped and appear in a prolific cascade resembling snowdrops, from which it draws part of its cultivar name. These floral gems hang gracefully from the plant's branches, evoking a sense of a gentle snowfall. The flowers stand out against a backdrop of lush green leaves, which are lance-shaped and have a soft, smooth texture. In their seasonal progression, the leaves provide a lovely contrast to the pure whiteness of the blooms, creating a picturesque display that enhances any garden setting. The overall appearance of the Pearl Bush is one of airy elegance and tranquil beauty, often evoking a feeling of enchantment among onlookers and gardeners alike.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Pearlbush, Magical Snowdrops Pearlbush

    • Common names

      Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrop, Exochorda racemosa 'Kolmagisno'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops, commonly known as Pearl Bush, is not typically considered toxic to humans. There are no well-documented toxic effects or symptoms associated with the ingestion of any parts of the Pearl Bush for humans. However, as with many ornamental plants, it is generally recommended to avoid ingestion and to keep plants out of the reach of children who might accidentally consume plant parts.

    • To pets

      Pearl Bush is the more commonly known name for Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops. This plant is not widely recognized as toxic to pets either. There is limited information on the Pearl Bush causing any significant toxic reaction in pets. Nonetheless, it is wise to prevent pets from ingesting plants as a general safety precaution. If a pet were to consume parts of the Pearl Bush and exhibit unusual symptoms, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters)

    • Spread

      4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blossoms: Produces abundant white flowers in spring, which resemble snowdrops, providing a stunning visual display in gardens.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, it requires minimal care, making it a convenient choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: Exhibits a degree of drought resistance, which is beneficial in areas prone to dry conditions.
    • Compact Growth: Its relatively small size and compact growth habit make it suitable for small gardens or as part of mixed borders.
    • Pollinator Friendly: The flowers attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity.
    • Seasonal Interest: Offers seasonal interest with its spring flowers and potentially colorful fall foliage, depending on the climate.
    • Hardiness: Demonstrates good cold hardiness, making it suitable for growing in regions with colder winters.
    • Deer Resistance: Generally resistant to deer, which is advantageous in areas where deer browsing can damage garden plants.
    • Versatility: Can be used in a variety of landscape designs, including as a standalone specimen, in mass plantings, or as a foundation plant.
    • Non-Invasive: Unlike some other ornamental species, it is not known to be invasive, making it a responsible choice for planting in diverse ecosystems.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography enhancement: Pearl bush branches with their snowy white flowers make a stunning backdrop for macro photography and artistic compositions.
    • Educational tool: Biology teachers may use the pearl bush to show students the structure of a flowering plant and illustrate pollination and fruit development processes.
    • Eco-friendly confetti: Dried petals of the pearl bush can be used as biodegradable confetti for outdoor celebrations, reducing environmental impact.
    • Natural dye: The petals and other parts of the pearl bush may provide natural pigments for fabrics, though experimentation is needed due to its unusual application.
    • Floral art material: Dried branches of the pearl bush can be integrated into floral art pieces, such as wreaths or wall hangings, for textural contrast.
    • Insect habitat: Planting pearl bush can create habitats for beneficial insects, which can be an unusual, yet educational, addition to school garden projects.
    • Theme gardens: Pearl bush can be used in a "winter wonderland" themed garden due to its snow-like blossoms, adding a unique seasonal aspect.
    • Ice cream garnish: Edible flowers of the pearl bush could be candied and used as a novel, decorative garnish for desserts such as ice cream, though this is not commonly done and safety testing is implied.
    • Seasonal festivals: Branches laden with flowers can be woven into decorations for seasonal festivals that celebrate spring, to symbolize renewal and growth.
    • Creative writing inspiration: The delicate appearance of the pearl bush in full bloom may serve as a muse for poets and writers seeking natural imagery for their work.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Pearl Bush is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Pearl Bush is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Purity - The white flowers of the Pearl Bush, which Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops 'Kolmagisno' (PBR) is also known as, often signify purity and innocence due to their clean and pristine appearance.
    • Renewal - Blooming in the spring, the Pearl Bush represents new beginnings and the rejuvenation of nature after the winter season.
    • Hope - The early blooms can also symbolize hope, as they are one of the first signs of spring, indicating that warmer days are coming.
    • Simplicity - The simple, yet elegant, structure of the flowers can symbolize a love for the uncomplicated and straightforward beauty in life.
    • Transformation - The Pearl Bush's growth from a bare plant in winter to a fully bloomed bush in spring can symbolize transformation and personal growth.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Early Spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Exochorda racemosa, commonly known as Pearl Bush, should be watered thoroughly, ensuring that the root zone is moist. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry, which can be approximately once a week during active growth in spring and summer. In hotter seasons, watering frequency may increase, and during winter, it should be reduced as the plant is dormant. Avoid overwatering; the Pearl Bush does not like to sit in wet soil. A general guideline is to provide about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water every week to ten days, adjusting for rainfall, temperature, and soil conditions.

  • sunLight

    The Pearl Bush thrives best in full sun to partial shade. Aim for a spot where the plant will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. However, in very hot climates, some afternoon shade can be beneficial to prevent scorching.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Pearl Bush prefers moderate temperatures and grows well between 60°F and 75°F. It can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 20°F. Avoid places where winter temperatures regularly drop below 20°F without protection, as this could damage the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    The Pearl Bush should be pruned for shape and health, to remove any dead or broken branches, and to encourage new growth, which improves flowering. Pruning is best done after the plant has finished blooming in late spring. It is usually enough to prune the Pearl Bush once a year, immediately after its flowering period.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Pearl Bush (Exochorda racemosa 'Magical Snowdrop') thrives in well-drained soil with a mix of loam and organic matter, such as compost or peat moss. A slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0 is ideal for this plant.

  • plantRepotting

    Pearl Bush usually does not require frequent repotting and is typically repotted only when it has outgrown its current container, which generally happens every few years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Pearl Bush prefers moderate humidity levels but is quite adaptable and can tolerate the humidity levels typically found in most home gardens without the need for special adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright indirect light, well-draining soil, and room to grow.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade, in well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops 'Kolmagisno', commonly known as Pearlbush, begins its life cycle as a seed that germinates in fertile, well-drained soil after stratification. The seedling emerges in spring, quickly establishing a root system, and within a few weeks, it starts to grow its characteristic foliage. As it matures into a young plant, it develops a woody stem and branches, reaching maturity after several years, when it becomes capable of flowering. Pearlbush typically blooms in late spring, producing distinctive white flowers that resemble snowdrops, hence the cultivar name. After pollination, the flowers develop into seed pods, which eventually dry and release seeds, continuing the reproductive cycle. Finally, the plant enters a period of dormancy during the winter months, allowing it to conserve energy and survive through cold conditions until the cycle begins anew with the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early Spring

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating Exochorda racemosa Magical Snowdrops, also known as Pearl Bush, is through softwood cuttings. This is usually done in late spring to early summer, when new growth is green and flexible. To propagate, one would cut a length of 4 to 6 inches (about 10 to 15 centimeters) from the tip of a healthy stem, making sure it includes at least two sets of leaves. The bottom set of leaves is removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in a pot with well-draining potting mix, ensuring that the leaf nodes where the bottom leaves were removed are buried in the soil. The pot should be kept moist and in a warm area with indirect sunlight until roots have developed, after which the new plant can be gradually acclimatized to outdoor conditions before planting out.