Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

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Latin: Cephalanthus occidentalis

Zones: 5-10

Other common names: common buttonbush, buttonwillow, globe-flower, honey balls

Mature Height: 3-12 ft They are shrubs or small trees growing to 3′ to 6′ tall in the northern part of its range, but to 10′ to 12′ tall in the southern part of its range.

Soil / Climate: Likes swampy areas, but will grow on dryer ground. Is native throughout the eastern half of North America. It is also found from Texas through parts of New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Notes: Leaves grow opposite or whorled in threes or fours around stem. Autumn color is dull yellow or green. Requires periodic rejuventation pruning, relatively pest free.

Wildlife: Seed is eated by the mallard, wood duck, and many others. The nectar is eaten by the hummingbird..

Cold Stream Farm supplies Buttonbush shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.

Additional information on Cephalanthus occidentalis can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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