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oceanspray

Holodiscus discolor

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low - medium
full sun - part shade
upright
4 - 8'
white
mid summer

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E. Conrad

Oceanspray flower close up
Oceanspray flower close up

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Lovely drooping white bunches of flowers (the oceanspray part, I suppose)
Lovely drooping white bunches of flowers (the oceanspray part, I suppose)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Wavy-edged leaves
Wavy-edged leaves

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Oceanspray flower close up
Oceanspray flower close up

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Oceanspray has elegant drooping clusters of white flowers and wavy leaves, making it a nice specimen planting or an interesting thicket component. Plant with ninebark and mockorange. This species is not finicky about placement, and tolerates dry shaded sites or full sun with a little extra water.