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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button Bush

from £12.50

5 / 5 based on 2 customer reviews
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Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush, Honey Balls. 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-2.5m (After 5-10 years)
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m-2.5m (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
Eventual Size of Cephalanthus occidentalis Eventual Size of Cephalanthus occidentalis
Eventual size after 10 years
Care Information

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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on 12 Aug 2016

5 / 5

Hi, just received my third plant this month from your company. Looks great. If this plant settles in as well as the other two, I am going to be extremely delighted. Wanted you to know how pleased I am with the plants and with the service you have provided. Thank you and look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Sue

on 25 Jul 2016

5 / 5

My button bush arrived quickly and was very well protected for transit. True to your word the bees and butterflies love it and so do I xxx