Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor) offers clouds of tiny creamy white flowers popular with bees and butterflies.
Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor) is a common and distinctive deciduous shrub in coastal BC most often seen along shorelines and along hiqhways with its clouds of tiny creamy white flowers that cover the plants in early summer. It has a loose, graceful habit with lobed deciduous leaves. It is an important nectar source for native bees and butterflies and is a larval host for native butterflies. It also has a long history of use by First Nations peoples. Salt and drought tolerant.
Common Name: Oceanspray
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Dry to mesic bluffs, rocky slopes, clearings, thickets, forest edges and open forests from low elevations into the mountains from southern BC to California.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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