Cephalanthus occidentalis/Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis / Cephalanthus occidentalis
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Scientific Name: Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Name: Buttonbush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Bees, butterflies and birds (hummers) are the three B's attracted to this plant. It in generally associated with/or growing near water. Its roots will tolerate wet soils. Good use in naturalistic settings. A pioneer species on the edges of water bodies very similar to the way that willow trees occur naturally on the edges lakes, ponds and rivers. Leaves often look ragged because of leaf-eating insects.