Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Buttonbush

Scientific name: Cephalanthus occidentalis

Example mature size: 3 m tall, 3 m wide; 10 ft tall, 10 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Medium-wet, Wet

Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay

Blooms: White in August

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Swamp-wetland

Wildlife benefits: Butterflies/skippers 🦋, Host plant 🐛, Hummingbirds 🌺, Waterfowl 🦆

Points of interest: - Larval host to the Titan Sphinx and Hydrangea Sphinx - Food source for butterflies, bees and insects - Waterfowl use for nest protection - Used for wetland restoration and creation