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Button-bush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Description:

Leaves of this shrub occur in pairs or threes and are oval or narrower. Tip is pointed but base is rounded. Flowers are white to light pink and appear from late spring through late summer. Fruit matures in late summer. Plant prefers wet soils and attracts bees, butterflies, and birds.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Common Buttonbush, Button Willow
Plant Family:Rubiaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Early June to late August
Fruit Timing:August to September
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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