Location: Chancellor's Residence
Approximate blooming period: April - May

Exochorda racemosa

Origin: China
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4 
Height and Form: Deciduous shrub, 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high
Foliage and Bark: 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. Upright, slender branches.
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Flowers perfect, white, flower bud is roundish, "pearl-like".Fruit 5-valved, about 8 mm wide. 

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