The glossy green leaves and fragrant round flower clusters during mid summer attract butterflies.
Buttonbush plant. Buttonbush is great shrub for naturalizing in wet areas. San joaquin valley landmark tree. Minimum temperature ranges in degrees c are shown in brackets. Buttonbush is a unique plant that thrives in moist locations.
The glossy green leaves and fragrant round flower clusters during mid summer attract butterflies. The plant is found in most honey producing states. Pipevine swallowtail butterfly on common buttonbush plant cephalanthus occidentalis it will thrive in a rich peaty moist soil in full sun to part shade but it will tolerate drier conditions if watered faithfully. This is considered to be a particularly important honey plant along the mississippi river.
Native to the chicago area and the eastern united states buttonbush attracts more than 24 species of birds as well as numerous species of butterflies. The bush grows between 5 and 12 feet high. Habit buttonbush is a multistemmed deciduous shrub growing six to twelve feet tall and four to seven feet wide. Buttonbush is cultivated as an ornamental plant for a nectar source or honey plant and for aesthetics in gardens and native plant landscapes and is planted on slopes to help control erosion.
Buttonbush shrubs love garden ponds rain ponds river banks swamps or just about any site that is consistently wet. Plant range n america characteristics. Der westliche knopfbusch cephalanthus occidentalis ist eine pflanzenart aus der gattung cephalanthus innerhalb der familie der rötegewächse rubiaceae. H1a under glass all year 15c h1b can be grown outside in the summer 10 15.
The plant tolerates water as deep as 3 feet. Ours are in large pots that are watered every 1 2 days in the growing months. Button bush is a common nectar plant over much of the continental u s. Toxicity foliage may cause severe discomfort if eaten.
Button bush planting instructions. Buttonbush is a great shrub for naturalizing in wet areas. It is a major nectar and pollen plant in the northeast the north central region the plains the west and the southeast. Buttonbush is a suitable shrub for butterfly gardens.
Button bush cephalanthus occidentalis grows well in wet poorly drained soil where few other garden plants thrive. All ratings refer to the uk growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Er ist von nordamerika über mexiko bis zentralamerika verbreitet.