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Ocean spray

Holodiscus discolor

Also known as

Spray bush, Creambush

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4.5m

Max

4.5m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ocean spray Overview

This is an attractive shrub which will grow to about 3.5m in height and spread. The leaves are about 8cm long, shallowly lobed with deep green above and pale to whitish beneath. The flowers are tiny white blooms massed in pendulous sprays up to 30cm long on all the branch tips. The plant can be trailed over roofs and walls to produce glorious displays.

How to propagate Ocean spray

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings and seeds in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Ocean spray

Attracts butterflies