Buttonbush


Buttonbush

(Cephalanthus occidentalis)

 

Height:

    • 5 to 10 feet

Bloom:

    • June to August

Classification:

    • Native
    • Tree / shrub

Sun:

    • Part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Medium to wet

Used by:

    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Hummingbirds (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage),
    • Birds (seeds)

Notes:

    • In garden settings, buttonbush can grow in much drier areas than it would typically be found growing in the wild.
    • In drier settings, you may need to water it occasionally during droughts.
    • Can be trimmed to maintain desired shape or height.

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Buttonbush

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Buttonbush – A beautiful wetland shrub that pollinators love

Native range in North America:

 

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