Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Buttonbush is a fast growing and short lived shrub with unusual looking honey-scented flowers wildly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The seed are important wildlife food, especially for ducks, and the dense,impenetrable thickets provide nesting and escape cover for many wetland birds.

Height: 8-12 ft
Width: 6-8 ft
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Cephalanthus occidentalis

Attributes

Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Rain Garden Shade
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Wet Woodland

Bloom Time

June

Flower Color

White

Flower Height

8' to 12'

Flower Type

Head

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average