Buttonbush (Cephalanthus Occidentalis)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $12.00

Ball-shaped, creamy white flowers in August. Butterflies and insects find the nectar irresistible. The nutlike seeds are eaten by many waterfowl and many types of birds use it as a nesting site. Will grow in rain gardens.

Tolerates wide variety of soil conditions. Will grow in very wet conditions. Often outgrows small spaces. Cut back every 2-3 years to reduce height or limb up to form small tree.

Plant in a naturalized areas along streams or ponds or grow in a shrub border with moist soil. Attracts butterflies and provides food and nesting sites for birds.

Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Bloom Time:  June
Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Maintenance: Low
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Season of Interest: June to September
Soil Moisture: Moderate / High
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Water Use: High
Wildlife Benefit: Cover, Nesting, Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals, Butterfly/Moth Nectar
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Birds, Pollinators, Native Bees, Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Rain Garden, Rainscaping, Fragrant
Tolerate: Erosion, Wet Soil, Cold

      Bird attracting/food          Bee Attracting     Rain Garden