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Buttonbush
Cephalanthus

Description:
A native shrub best suited for wet sites, Buttonbush adapts to landscape sites provided roots are irrigated or kept moist to wet from a nearby stream or pond. Plants grow right at the edge of ponds, lakes and streams with roots and trunk base periodically in the water.

 
Common Name: Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells
Botanical Name: Cephalanthus
Type: Deciduous Shrub
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil Preference: This plant will tolerate wet soils and flooding. It prefers a pH of acidic to slight alkaline (-6.8-7.7) Prefers moist soils.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, likes moist soils, wetlands plant, serves as a butterfly nectar source
Pests: none serious
Diseases: none serious
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells
zones 4-10
 
Description:  Tiny, fragrant white flowers appear in dense, spherical, long-stalked flowerheads in early to mid-summer and mature to hard, ball-like fruits.  Glossy bright green leaves to 6" long.  Makes a good wetland plant. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'



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Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sugar Shack'
Buttonbush
zones 4-10
 
Description:  Buttonbush has long been prized as a native, but it was way too big for most landscapes. Not anymore! The size has been cut in half as well as the addition of colorful red fruits and glossy foliage. Add in fragrant white flowers and you've got a delightful plant that shines from spring to fall!
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
 

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