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Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush), Sugar Shack

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Short Description

Compact buttonbush with spectacular display from spring to fall.

Full Description

‘Sugar Shack’ is a buttonbush that always has something spectacular on display, from white sweet-scented flowers covered with butterflies in the summer, to bright red fruits all the way to winter. Buttonbush is a deciduous shrub with rounded habit. Fragrant white spherical flowers appear in mid-summer. Flower heads are unique looking, like pincushions, and are very attractive to bees, butterflies, and beneficial pollinators. Flower heads mature into hard, red colored, spherical fruits and stay attractive from late summer throughout the winter. Native to North America, Cephalanthus occidentalis will tolerate wet sites and excess moisture, and is best used in native pollinator plant gardens and low shrub borders. 'Sugar Shack' may also be grown in patio containers. Plants bloom on new wood so pruning is best done in early spring. US Plant Patent #26,543.
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Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush), Sugar Shack
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush), Sugar Shack, , large
Item #: 28501
1 Plant (4" pot)
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

3-4 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

3-4 feet

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Summer

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders


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Full Sun, Part Sun
3-4 feet
3-4 feet
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Cephalanthus occidentalis
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