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Ocean Spray | Holodiscus discolor

Deciduous erect shrub with several main stems that grows up to 15′ tall. The egg-shaped, fuzzy leaves look similar to hawthorn. Creamy white flowers are small and grow in dense pyramidal clusters that turn brown over winter.


Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests
Habitat NotesUsed for riparian restoration.
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 2010
Mature Height10’
Shade Preferencepart shade, shade
Soil ToleranceDry to moist soils
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental.