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Sugar Shack® Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 10

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
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  • Details

    Features

    Native. White flowers. Fragrant. Red fruit. Dwarf.

    Fragrant Flower
    Fall Interest
    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    creamy
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    bright
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Wet
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    Maintenance 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
  • 1 Review

    • 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

      IvanHound
      Indiana
      United States
      12 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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