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.

Holodiscus discolor

Photo credit: Doug Murphy

ocean spray flowers

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

ocean spray inflorescence

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

ocean spray leaves

Photo credit: Chris Evans

  • Holodiscus discolor
  • ocean spray flowers
  • ocean spray inflorescence
  • ocean spray leaves

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Used for riparian restoration.
Mature Height:
10’
Shade Preference:
Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Dry to moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental.
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011, 2010