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Button Bush (Standard)

Cephalanthus occidentalis, Button willow, Honeyballs

Hardy Shrub

Aptly named the Buttonbush, this deciduous shrub produces masses of ball shaped, creamy white blooms throughout summer. Butterflies love the fragrant flowers and birds flock to eat the seeds that follow. Specially trained as a standard with a head of glossy foliage, this unusual shrub will create a spectacular feature for patios, balconies, and borders. Height supplied 40-50cm (16-20").

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Ideal For:
patio, scented gardens, specimen plant, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
full sun
    • 1 button bush plant

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £29.99
Caution: Harmful if eaten. Choose a sunny position in a damp border or bog garden. Ideally, Cephalanthus prefers a fertile, neutral to acid soil which remains reliably moist. If your soil is alkaline then it is best grown in a container. When growing in patio containers, use a mix of soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3 and ericaceous compost. Repot the shrub at its original soil level and position in full sun.
Feed and water container grown plants frequently. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. As Cephalanthus increases in size it will require repotting into increasingly larger pots.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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