Northeast Pollinator Plants
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) Shrubs are REALLY small when shipped.
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
Shipping will be in the order received. Please check the Home Page for updated expected ship date. Free shipping for 15 or more plants.
Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Buttonbush
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Use: Shrub for Landscape, Garden, Rain Garden (Our shrubs are sent as first year plants, so are quite small for shrubs but should grow just fine to their mature height.)
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 Note!! This is an exemption from our rule to only sell plants that are hardy to at least Zone 4, so if you run colder than zone 5, maybe avoid this sweet shrub. USDA Zone Map
Soils: Medium to Wet
Flower Time: June
Flower Color: White, dense, nearly comical, spheres.
Height: 5' - 12'
Notes: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) is an open shrub, tolerant of very moist soils to even shallow standing water. A pollinator magnet that belongs in your landscape, as long as you're warmer than we are here in northwest Vermont.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Native to nearly all of the United States except the Northwest and Upper Midwest. Biota of North America (BONAP) - North America Plant Atlas (NAPA).