Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

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Buttonbush is like magic. This large shrub is attractive in itself with its weeping growth habit but perhaps can be easily overlooked… until it blooms. It then puts on a show like no other. Its blooms seem almost otherworldly. They are magical round spheres that somehow are tough and delicate all at the same. They make good honey, and both bees and butterflies love it. Birds use it for shelter and as nesting sites. While it loves wet feet, it can thrive in drier locations as well and can be used for erosion control. In most yards it will become a striking focal point and a center point of wildlife activity.



Texas native Yes
Water use

Medium to high

Sun exposure

Full sun, part sun

Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 6-12 ft
Mature spread 6-12 ft
Attracts Butterflies, bees, birds
Notes Honey plant. Native, bumble and honey bee friendly.




 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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