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Holodiscus discolor

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Conditions: Dry to moist site

Special Uses:  Supports pollinators, birds

Multi-stemmed adaptable shrub with persistent frothy white blooms that attract pollinators and provide good cover for birds.

Habitat Notes: Found in moist forested sites in the understory and along edges. Somewhat difficult to establish when young, but hardy in later years.

ID Notes:  Upright multi-stemmed shrub. Plumes of white flowers in mid- summer. Flowers quickly turn brown and persist into fall. Leaves are somewhat similar to a tiny oak leaf with a grayish cast.


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Height at 20 yrs. 3 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height  12 ft. Wildlife Value   Moderate
Growth Rate Moderate Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Moderate Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use Moderate-High Hardiness  Low-Moderate
Drought Tolerance Low-Moderate  
Sun Tolerance Moderate  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com