Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) leaf & stem
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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Produces an abundance of seed favored by ducks; a good source of nectar for butterflies and bees.

General Product Information:

Item Number: CEPOCC01
Species Type: Native
Product Categories:

Classification: Woody Deciduous Shrub
Characteristics: An attractive, multi-stemmed shrub species; the flowers grow in ball-like clusters; heavy brown seeds.
Habitat: Low wet ground, swamps, bogs, streambanks, lake edges.
Bloom Period: June to August
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 9.8 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 14 in
pH: 4.7 – 8.5

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: OBL
Midwest: OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL


Shade: Shade
Drought: Moderate
Salt: Low

Seed Information:

Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 10.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $74.80/lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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