Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button Bush

Button Bush - Country Bumpkin Nursery
Button Bush - Country Bumpkin Nursery

Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Sugar Shack’ is a dwarf variety of the buttonbush plant, native to North America. It’s a medium-sized shrub, with a garden height and spread of 48 to 60 inches. The plant is upright in habit and features white, creamy-colored flowers that bloom from early to mid-summer. The leaves are bright green.

This plant requires part sun to sun for optimal growth. It’s best grown in well-drained, wet soils and is considered easy to maintain. It’s a favorite among bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds due to its fragrant flowers.

As for watering, it’s best to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. However, it’s crucial not to let the soil become waterlogged as this can lead to root rot. The plant is hardy and can survive in USDA hardiness zones 4a through 10b.

Height: 48″ – 60″

Width: 36″ – 50″

Watering and soil: Wet, well drained soil. Water garden plant.

Exposure: Full sun for optimal growth.

Varieties: Sugar Shack.

Image: Creative Commons ‘Sugar Shack

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