CRCCD – Buttonbush EcoR


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Cephalanthus occidentalis

CT  RG  P  EcoR

Soil:  Adaptable, but no dry soils
Moisture:  Consistently Moist to Wet
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height:  6 to 12 feet
Plant Width:  4 to 8 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for low-lying areas and shallow water at the edges of streams, ponds and large water gardens.  Good for naturalizing in wet woodland areas.  Useful for erosion control and streambank stabilization.

 An ornamental shrub with great wildlife benefit!   Deciduous with an irregular crown and multiple crooked stems.  Glossy dark green leaves lack significant fall color.  Showy, fragrant, long-lasting white flowers are borne in distinctive globes and have a pincushion-like appearance.  Flower heads mature into hard balls of nutlets that persist through the winter and attract ducks and waterbirds.  Pruning is usually not needed, but can be done in early spring to shape.  Tolerates flooding, standing water, heat, and soil compaction.  Nectar source for butterflies, moths, and large numbers of bees, especially honeybees and bumblebees.

1 gallon pot

Photo credits:
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Carolyn Fannon, Sandy Smith)
Missouri Botanical Garden