About the Buttonbush :
The Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, is a
rounded, 6 to 8 feet tall and occasionally reaqching
10 to 12 feet tall shrub. It is very open, almost
gangly in habit. The late emerging foliage leaves
the shrub almost dead looking until late spring.
Flowers are creamy-white, on spherical heads, 1 to 1
1/4 inches long, blooming in late summer.
The fruit is a nutlet that persists through
winter. It prefers moist situations, not dry
tolerant, and best used for naturalizing in wet
areas. Native from New Brunswick to Florida, west to
Minnesota, Oklahoma and southern New Mexico,
Arizona, California, into Mexico and Cuba.