Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

The Buttonbush is a deciduous shrub that does well next to wet areas and can handle full sun to light shade. It gets its name from the one to one and a half inch round clusters of small flowers that resemble pin cushions. The shrub usually grows from 3-15 feet tall, leaves appear in late spring, and flowers in late summer. Butterflies are attracted to the ball-shaped flowers. This is a great shrub for naturalizing wet areas, such as swamps or borders of lakes, streams, or ponds.

Attracts: Painted LadySilver-spotted SkipperDelaware SkipperZabulon SkipperHoary EdgeHorace's DuskywingLorquin Admiral,  and more

Color(s): White

Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shade

Soil: Moist

Average Height: 3 in. - 15 in.

Average Spread: 3 in. - 15 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10

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