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Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor) is a fast-growing deciduous shrub.  Its arching branches reach 8-12 feet tall, covered in small toothed leaves 2-4 inches long.  It gets its name from the cascading clusters of white, sugary-scented flowers drooping from the branches. Seeds are wind-dispersed. 

Oceanspray is found in a variety of habitats, from wet coastal forests to drier, cooler mountain peaks further inland. It often grows in areas dominated by Douglas fir.

Many small solitary bees, bumblebees, and native butterflies visit this plant for nectar.  It can also be considered a pollinator "nursery", as pale swallowtail, spring azure, Lorquin's admiral, and brown elfin butterflies all lay their eggs on it.

These attractive shrubs thrive on dry slopes in sun to part-sun, and spread well in favorable conditions.  Long-leaf Oregon grape and salal do well in their shade, and they pair well with hazelnut to make a woodland border.  Combine with red flowering currant or vine maple for a deciduous screen.

  • Light Requirements: Full shade to full sun
  • Water Requirements: Moist to dry
  • Ease of Growing: Easy to grow
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Spreads: Yes
  • Wildlife Support: Pest-eating insects, Pollinators, Birds or Mammals
  • Mature Height: 8-12 feet
  • Mature Width: 3-7 feet