Oceanspray is a deciduous shrub which can grow to heights of up to 15 feet in the right conditions. It is also known commonly as the Cream Bush. The species is native to Western North America from British Columbia, to Washington State, Idaho, Oregon and North and Central California. Its small green leaves range from ¾ of an inch to 2 inches, are tapered and almost tree-shaped in outline, which yield to aromatic, cream-colored clustered flowers which drape outside of the shrub from late spring to late summer. In late summer, the flowers yield to clusters of dry, brown fruit which remain into the winter season. The species prefers partial shade conditions, but is adaptable to different soil types and can tolerate many full sun sites, as such it is a good choice for reclamation of disturbed soil. In the wild, the species is common to woodland areas as well as disturbed sites and roadsides.
Oceanspray is adaptable to a range of soil types. It prefers moist soil that is well drained, but adaptable to drier soil. It generally does not tolerate standing water or full saturated soil. It prefers partial shade, but adaptable to full sun conditions.
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