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Sugar Shack® Button Bush

Category:

An interesting native shrub with most unusual flowers, hundreds of tiny tubular flowers packed into a ball; a great conversation piece when in bloom; fruit persists into winter and add interest; an excellent choice for very wet sites

Characteristics

Species:
occidentalis
Other Species Names:
Button Willow, Honey Bells
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Cephalanthus
Cultivar:
SMCOSS
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
cream
Flower Bud Color:
butter
Flower Form:
ball
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
from early to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
copper
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
moist
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Sugar Shack® Button Bush features unusual racemes of fragrant creamy white ball-shaped flowers along the branches from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive buttery yellow flower buds. It has green deciduous foliage. The glossy pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The red fruits are held in clusters in mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Sugar Shack® Button Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Sugar Shack® Button Bush will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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