General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4 m
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Pollinators: Various insects
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Oceanspray
  • Ocean Spray
  • Creambush
  • Cream bush
  • Hillside oceanspray
  • Mountain spray
  • Rock Spirea

Photo Gallery
Location: Sherwood Oregon
Date: 2014-06-22
Location: Mount Rainier, Washington
Date: 2014-08-12

Photo: Walter Siegmund
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-05-19
Location: Camano Island State Park, Washington
Date: 2016-07-18

credit: Walter Siegmund

credit: Walter Siegmund

credit: Walter Siegmund
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 15, 2014 1:53 PM concerning plant:
    Native in the Pacific Northwest, found in open woods, clearings, logged areas, and coastal bluffs. The wood is extremely hard, and was made harder by heating it over a fire and used for digging sticks, spears, bows, and arrows by the native tribes, and later as pegs in construction when nails were scarce.

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