This shrub is absolutely lovely, the description is very accurate. I purchased on online from Proven Winners about 3 years ago. It is flourishing in an area of the yard where the soil remains wet during the winter and sometimes has standing water for several days. Despite the 95F+ temps and beastly heat this summer it is still beautiful. The shrub has a nicely rounded shape and has never burned when the big canine boys relieve themselves on it. Zone 5, Northwestern Indiana
Sugar Shack® Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Native. White flowers. Fragrant. Red fruit. Dwarf.Fragrant FlowerFall InterestBog PlantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:creamyFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:brightHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:WetUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Best in moist soils. May be trimmed in early spring.
Great for rain gardens!
Buttonbush has long been prized as a native, but it was way too big for most landscapes. Not anymore! We've cut the size in half and added colorful red fruit and glossy foliage. Add in cool looking, fragrant white flowers and you've got a delightful plant that shines from spring to fall.Sugar Shack® Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS' USPP 26,543, Can 5,124
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IvanHound, Indiana, United States, 4 years ago