These are all names for Holodiscus discolor; it’s a Pacific-Northwest native and the last of the names is a translation of what the aboriginal people called them, apparently the wood is hard enough to make knitting needles and so on. It’s three years since we put it in, and the first year it’s flowered.

Oceanspray a.k.a. Creambush a.k.a. Ironwood a.k.a. Holodiscus discolor
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Oceanspray a.k.a. Creambush a.k.a. Ironwood a.k.a. Holodiscus discolor

The flowers in the second shot are in sunlight, hence the difference in color.


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