These frothy blooms brighten the landscape in June. Oceanspray grows as a shrub with thin stems that reach up to 15 feet tall. The wood of the stems is very hard and the tiny white blossoms explode in delicate clusters. The nectar from the blooms provides food to butterflies and other insects.
The changes in fall and winter are dramatic. The blossoms dry to brown clusters of powdery looking seeds. They look frail and ephemeral but they hold up to harsh winds and last well into the winter months, providing seeds to overwintering birds.