Holodiscus discolor

Cream Bush, Ocean Spray

In Stock: 1.978 lb (Total:1.978lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 150 days
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: Full germination may take up to 180 days. 

Experience the beauty and benefits of Holodiscus discolor, a stunning shrub native to western North America, popularly known as Ocean Spray, Creambush, or Ironwood. Flourishing in the Pacific Northwest, this extraordinary plant has a knack for both open spaces and forest understories at low to moderate altitudes. Incredibly versatile, it strives in quality loamy soil, under full sunlight, or light shade, and doesn't falter when summers get dry.
Not only does this fast-growing, wonderfully ornamental shrub enhance your garden visually with its lush, lobed leaves and cascading white flower clusters, it is also incredibly beneficial. Despite its delicacy during spring growth, it's resilient to temperature drops up to 5°F when fully dormant. It's known for emitting a perfume similar to meadowsweet, making this shrub a sensory delight.
Holodiscus discolor is a powerful herb and a potent remedy. From its seed to its bark, each part of the plant serves a significant medicinal purpose. The seeds are known blood purifiers, whereas an infusion of the leaves treats chickenpox, smallpox and black measles. The flowers have proved useful against diarrhea, and a powdered bark dressing soothes burns. However, the benefits don't end there, from infusions used as eyewash to healing sores and soothing sore lips and feet, this magical plant caters to a variety of ailments.

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