Cephalanthus occidentalis
(buttonbush)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder

Additional Species:

‘Sputnik’ is a compact form, ‘Sugarshack’ (compact, 4 to 6’ ht.)

Height: 6 – 10 feet


Spread:  8 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Fruit: rounded, stalked balls, persistent through winter


Comments & Cautions:
attracts bees and butterflies


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

open and rounded

Foliage

large glossy green leaves; bold texture

Flowers

tiny white flowers packed into 1-inch round flower heads; fragrant; June-July

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