- Latin Name- Cephalanthus Occidentalis Hardy Planting Zone- 5-10 Mature Height- 6-12 ft Width- 6-8 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun OR Partial Shade
Button Bush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
Button Bush is a multi-stemmed shrub that will add to your garden no matter the season. Named for its small and unusually round white and pink flowers that bloom in the springtime, the Button Bush is a fragrant plant that is known to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, all of which give beauty and life to an outdoor space. This shrub fares best in moist soil, and it can be planted in up to 3 feet of standing water. This makes it an ideal plant to grow along the edges of ponds or even in larger water gardens, where it provides both food and shelter for all manner of aquatic guests, such as ducks, geese, or turtles. It may even attract a few deer to nibble on its beautiful green leaves serenely! The Button Bush has a moderate growth rate and typically gains one to two feet per year. This bush is one that does not require much maintenance - it does best when left alone! No pruning is necessary to keep this plant in great shape, although it may be trimmed close to the ground if you feel it has become too large for space where it lives. As long as the soil in which it is planted is never allowed to dry, the Button Bush should do well to be left alone and to be enjoyed solely. Native to the southeastern states and eastern coast of the United States, the loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is one of the fastest-growing of the southern pines. It can put on as many as 24 inches per year, growing under optimal conditions.These fast-growing pines can also grow to soaring heights in the wild. It is not uncommon to find them topping off at over one hundred feet. A specimen called the "Morris Pine" in Arkansas boasts a height of 117 feet and a trunk diameter of 56 inches. It is over 300 years old. The tallest loblolly pine tree is in Congaree National Park in South Carolina. It is 169 feet tall.