Holodiscus discolor

Scientific name: Holodiscus discolor


Common names: “Oceanspray” “Creambush”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub


Zone: 6-9

Light: Full sun – semi-shade, best blooms in full sun with good moisture

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Humus rich, tolerates poor rocky soils

Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerates summer drought


Plant Size: H 3-20′ W 3-15′

Flower: Pendent panicles of tiny cream flowers with a mild fragrance, which persistently stay on all winter and into the next season

Pruning: Prune to shape, handles a hard prune, can be coppiced, avoid heading back cuts which destroy the shrubs natural shape

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Native garden, wildlife garden, hedging & screening

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Generally healthy

*Deer resistant

Comments: Birds eat the seeds, used by natives to make arrows

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