North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Button Bush, Cephalanthus occidentalis

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Growth Rate: rapid
  • Mature Size: 3’-9’ tall
  • Moisture Requirements: wet
  • Exposure: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: well-drained soils, cannottolerate drought
  • Wildlife Benefits: white tubular flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $8

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    Photos courtesy of Will Cook