Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush, Button-willow, Honey Bells

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 3-6', occasionally higher in southern areas
Mature Width -
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Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Creamy white, crowded in globular heads, without the projecting styles, 1-1.25" across, on peduncles in June, July, and August.
Fruit - Rounded mass of nutlets persisting through winter.
Leaf -
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Bark - Slightly pubescent or glabrous, weakly 4-sided, dirty gray brown to shining olive. 2-3 year old stems take on a reddish brown color.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Adapted to moist situations, doesn't do well in dry areas.
Native Habitat - New Brunswick to Florida, west to southern Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, southern New Mexico, Arisona and central California.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Buttonbush.
- Other plants of the family Rubiaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cephalanthus.
- Other plants of the species Cephalanthus occidentalis.