Holodiscus: Growing Guide

A deciduous shrub which may flower profusely.

Situation:

May be planted under trees providing only partial shade, as a specimen in the lawn, or against a dark background, for instance holly or conifers. In full sun it will flower more profusely.

Soil:

Nutritious loamy or sandy soil, which must never be too dry.

Propagation:

By layering, from cuttings taken in spring, or from ground shoots.

Holodiscus discolor: Height 2-4 m; small, creamy-white flowers in large, arching plumes in mid to late summer. The leaves are oval, to 9 cm in length and 4 cm across, doubly serrated or slightly lobed, densely covered in hairs on the reverse. In the autumn powdery white fruits appear; these are retained for a long time.

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