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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Rough
Brand*
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Creamy White
  • White
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
  • Seed
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Cephalanthus is easy to grow and adapts to most soil conditions. Fertilize once a year with slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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SUGAR SHACK® BUTTONBUSH

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS'
PP26543 Plant propagation prohibited

Breeder
Buy Sugar Shack® Buttonbush online. Sugar Shack® Buttonbush has long been prized as a native, but it was way too big for most landscapes. Not anymore! We've cut the size in half and added colorful red fruit and glossy foliage. Add in cool looking, fragrant white flowers and you've got a delightful plant that shines from spring to fall.

Mature Height:

3-4 Inches

Mature Spread:

3-4 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rubiaceae · Common Name: Buttonbush

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase SUGAR SHACK® BUTTONBUSH Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 6754

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(13 units available now - S)

Standard Package
PW



$37.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 7461

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(0 units available now)

Standard Package
PW



$75.00

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We are thrilled with our plants. Thank you!


Cynthia
North Bennington, VT
November 2016

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