‘Fiber Optics’ is an improved version of Cephalanthus occidentalis. A truely fabulous, deciduous shrub which is easy to grow and looks absolutely amazing when the orbit-like full sun/part shadecream/white flowers open up in mid summer to late summer... the round spherical flowers are made up of lots of little flowers which send out long yellow-tipped stigmas giving the look of a glow to a little planet. Added to this bees and butterflies love it as you can see from our photos. Native to east and southern North America. Hardy and suitable for moist, well drained soil types in sun/part shade.
- Foliage: Deciduous, Oval leaves
- Foliage colour: Green
- Flower colour: Creamy white
- Habit: Medium sized, bush rounded shrub
- Fragrance: Flower
- Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
- Eventual height: 1.5m-2.0m (After 5-10 years)
- Eventual spread: 1.5m-2.0m (After 5-10 years)
- Soil: Moist but well-drained
- Exposure: Exposed or Sheltered
- Aspect: South-facing or West-facing
- Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
- Special features: Attractive to bees and butterflies
- Position: full sun/part shade
- Soil: moist, fertile soils
- Eventual Size: 2m in ten years
- Habit: upright/bushy
- Foliage: mid green, deciduous
- Common Names: Button Bush
Plant with ericaceous compost in a moist spot and water in well and during dry periods while the plant becomes established. Pruning not usually necessary but after flowering if desired.
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