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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Regular price $34.99 USD
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Sun/shade: Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture: Medium to wet

Height: 6-12'

Spread: 4-6'

Flowering period: July

Host plant for 25 caterpillar species

A fast-growing shrub that loves a wet spot. Buttonbush has excellent wildlife value. The flowers produce abundant nectar that attracts bees and butterflies. It hosts many caterpillar species. In winter, birds and waterfowl eat the seeds. As buttonbush matures, it can develop a sprawling growth form, so prune to shape or save for a wilder spot in the backyard.

Photo by Pam Morgan.

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