Fiber Optics® Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Bailoptics' PP29,475

Fiber Optics® is a distinct improvement over the coarser Cephalanthus occidentalis that grows twice the size of this compact selection. Native from Florida to Mexico and north to Nova Scotia and Ontario, buttonbush is quite happy in moist conditions, tolerating flooding and wet spring soil. As such it is often used in wetland restoration work, along streams and pond banks. It's also a great plant for low areas in the landscape that don't dry out until late in the season. Pollinators love the fragrant, creamy white, ball-shaped flowers and many species of waterfowl eat the seed.
  • Plant Height Height5-6'

  • Plant Width Width5-6'

  • Plant Exposure ExposureFull Sun

  • Plant Hardiness Zone Zone 4-9

Additional Attributes

Foliage

Bright green

Growing Tips

  • Pruning PruningEarly spring
  • Watering WateringMedium to high
  • Fertilizing FertilizingBalanced NPK