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CB10

Common Buttonbush

LIVE PLANT
SHIPS MID-MARCH THROUGH END OF APRIL


SORRY, WE CANNOT SHIP TUBERS AND PLANTS TO: AK, HI, ID, APO, PR, CANADA and FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

 

1 plant $18.98

2 or more $16.98 each

The Buttonbush (cephalanthus occidentalis) is a whimsical, fragrant shrub that can be found by lakesides or in wetland areas. They develop a white pincushion-like flower, roughly the size of a golf ball, which is an attractor of bees and butterflies. Initially, Buttonbush was introduced in the 1700s for beekeepers. Birds and ducks also eat the seeds and use the shrub as protection for their nests. Buttonbush prefers rich, humusy soils, but can also thrive in drier soils or even in shallow water. At maturity, the shrub will be 10-12 ft high with a 4-8 ft spread. Optimal addition to rain gardens and swales. 2-3 ft bare root plant. Zones 4-10.

 

PLANTING

Dig a hole twice as deep and wide as the roots. Plant Buttonbush in full sun and moist soil. Can also tolerate partial shade. Does not require pruning, but if the shrub becomes too large it can be cut to the ground in early spring. Buttonbush requires very little maintenance.