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An outstanding multi-stemmed shrub which produces fragrant balls (up to 1.5" across) of densely packed white tube-shaped flowers from June through September, projecting styles of each small flower make the flower heads look like pincushions, seed heads turn red then eventually brown - swaying from the branches all winter, glossy leaves up to 8" long, new foliage often attractively red-tinged, great nectar plant for Hummingbirds, Bees & Butterflies, host plant for the Buttonwood Sphinx (Darapsa versicolor), terrific rain garden plant, waterbirds & ducks feed on the seeds, clay & sand tolerant, intolerant of drought, mature plants are perfectly happy in standing water but will also tolerate soil that is only moist or average.

Average To Wet
Sun To Shade
6-12' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-10b
Woody Shrub

Native Range: NS across s. ON to MN, south to TX and FL, with populations in AZ and CA

Germination - Easy: No treatment. Sow shallow in bright moist location.

Buttonbush 2-3 foot in a quart pot $17.75 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Buttonbush Seed Packet $5.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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