Holodiscus discolor var. microphyllus
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous low-growing shrub, multi-stemmed, generally to only 3 ft (90 cm) high. Leaves alternate, simple, to 2 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, light green to gray-green, often obovate, rounded to wedge-shaped base, small teeth on apical half of blade. Flowers in narrow clusters (panicals) to 10 cm long, 10-50 flowered; flowers 3-4 mm diameter, petals white. Fruit are tiny achenes (dry, one-seeded fruit), beige to gray.
- Full sun to partial shade in rocky dry soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native range, mid to high elevations in Oregon and California and east to Colorado and Arizona, especially in Great Basin region.
- microphyllus: micro, small; phyllus, leaf; small leaved