Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Buttonbush.

Buttonbush is a rounded, 3-6 foot tall shrub. The leaves are late growing back in the spring. Flowers are creamy-white, on spherical heads, 1 to 1 1/4 inches long, blooming in late summer. The fruit is a nutlet that persists through winter and is eaten by ducks and other water birds. Native from New Brunswick to Florida, west to Minnesota, Oklahoma and southern New Mexico, Arizona, California, into Mexico and Cuba.

Buttonbush is a good nectar plant for butterflies.


Where to buy Buttonbush

If you are looking for an online store to order a buttonbush from, I highly recommend Nature Hills Nursery. Nature Hills also has a plant and seed catalog that they will mail out to you.

You can also read more information about Buttonbushes (Cephalanthus occidentalis) on the Nature Hills Nursery site site or you can order by calling 1-888-864-7663 using the Source ID: 86642!


The Madder/Rubiaceae Family

Buttonbush is a member of the Madder family, which is one of the largest plant families in the world. It mostly consists of tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs and herbs - 6000 species total, about seven of which are native to N. America.




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