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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

Habitat NotesUsed for riparian restoration.
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 2010
Mature Height10’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Dry to moist soils
Special Uses Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental.
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