Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
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Cephalanthus occidentalis (NGN)

Buttonbush

Buttonbush is a fast growing and short lived shrub with unusual looking honey-scented flowers wildly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The seeds are important wildlife food, especially for ducks, and the dense, impenetrable thickets provide nesting and escape cover for manywetland birds.
Height: 8-12 ft
Width: 6-8 ft
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22557.5G #5 445
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Rain Garden Shade
Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun to Part Shade
Native Plant Community
Wet Woodland
Flower Color
White
Flower Height
8' to 12'
Flower Type
Head
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
2"
Growth Rate
Average

Possible Substitution Plants

Sambucus canadensis