Holodiscus discolor

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

Full Description

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

Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Used for riparian restoration.
Mature Height:
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