Exochorda racemosa (Lindl.) Rehder


Shrubs mostly 2-3 m tall. Leaves elliptic to obovate, to 7 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, entire on flowering shoots, apex slightly toothed on sterile shoots. Flowers to 5 cm wide, in clusters of up to 10 flowers; late spring. Petals round, overlapping but tapered at the base. Stamens 15-25, in groups of 3 or 5. Fruit about 1 cm wide.

E. ×macrantha (Lem.) Schneid. (E. korolkowii × E. racemosa) is available as 'The Bride', a cultivar or promotional name of uncertain origin. E. giraldii Hesse var. wilsonii Rehder from China, and E. korolkowii Lavallée from Russia, are occasionally listed.

N China.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Exochorda Lindl.