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Cephalanthus occidentalis Sugar Shack

Cephalanthus occidentalis Sugar Shack® PP26543

Buttonbush

Sugar Shack® ('SMCOSS') Buttonbush is a more compact version of our interesting native Cephalanthus.  The white puffball flowers appear in mid to late summer, attracting butterflies and other pollinators.  The blooms are followed by red mace shaped fruit and burgundy foliage in the fall, providing food for wildlife as well as visual interest.  Cephalanthus is very wet site tolerant (we first saw it while canoeing as little children), so it is an excellent bog, bioswale or rain garden shrub.

Height

4 Feet

Spread

4 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
203 Cephalanthus occidentalis Sugar Shack #3 12-15" (white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Erosion Control
Fragrant - Flower
Fruit - Ornamental
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
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