Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)


Sold in 10″ (3 gal) pots
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Consistently wet/moist soils
Bloom Time: June
Height x spread: 5-12 ft x 4-8 ft
Flower: Showy white orbs
Tolerate: Erosion, wet soil
Attracts: Bees, hummingbirds, ducks, birds, butterflies, cecropia moths
Other: Good for streambank stabilization, rain gardens, floodplains

Buttonbush is a deciduous shrub that can grow as a tree up to 20 feet but is usually a small shrub up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. This shrub needs consistently moist to wet, rich soils in full to partial sun. It does well in streambanks, ponds, rain gardens, and even standing water up to 3 feet. It adapts to various soil types, except for dry ones, and is tolerant of heat and soil compaction. Flowering is poor in the shade or dry soils.

Where to see it growing: Arlington Wetlands, Pontoon Beach, IL, or along the Kaskaskia River

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