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Holodiscus discolor

Oceanspray, Meadowsweet, Creambush,

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Decorative shrub with cream summer bloom thrives in sun and shade.

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  • Drought Hardy Shrub
  • Cream Flower Plumes
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

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Plant Description and Details

Significant pyramids of cream-colored blooms gracefully droop over Oceanspray's summer foliage. When the lovely Autumn show of red leaves is over, elegant brown seed heads echo the shape of the summer blooms, lasting through the winter.Widespread in dry, forested areas of the west, Oceanspray has a pleasing texture of deeply toothed, nearly triangular leaves up to 1 1/2 inches long. Wood was used by aboriginals for making arrow shafts, digging sticks and harpoons.

Common Names Oceanspray, Meadowsweet, Creambush,
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Lowland, dry open woods, all states west of Montana south to AZ and NM.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Shade
Placement Dry sites, some shade is better. specimen shrub, forested areas.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 9 ft.
Group Spacing 6-12 ft.
Blossom Color Cream
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Cover for birds and mammals.
Plants Symbol HODI
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark Yes

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