Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button Bush

American Indians used the bark of this native American shrub as a tonic, laxative and astringent, but gardeners appreciate the easy-to-grow bush because it thrives in poorly drained soil and needs little pruning. Ideal alongside ponds, lakes or streams in full sun, although plant will stand a little shade. Its small, globe-shaped flowers are useful for late-summer bloom. Propagate by seeds sown in fall in a cold frame where soil can be kept uniformly moist.
Cephalanthus occidentalis, Button Bush
These richly fragrant Honey Balls stay fresh-looking for weeks. Loves wet feet, so it is good for swampy areas.

Attributes - Cephalanthus occidentalis

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil.

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