Cephalanthus occidentalis Sugar Shack


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A prized native now in a mangeable size. Continuous interest and color provide a spectacular show from spring through fall. This compact Buttonbush dons white sweetly scented ball-shaped blooms. Red fruit follows in late summer. New foliage emerges glossy red, progresses to green and then turns burgundy in the fall. Cute as a button! Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Adapts well to multiple conditions. The bright red fruit of C. Sugar Shackô is showcased against the pristine white of a snowy winter providing four-season interest. Loves a boggy wet spot.


Item Code: CESS
Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 3-4' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Cephalanthus General Information

Cephalanthus occidentalis are a species of deciduous flowering shrubs with a rounded habit in the coffee family. Reliable performers, fine in a watered bed, Buttonbush are perfectly at home in a naturalized landscape where excess moisture is present-shallow water at the edge of ponds, near water gardens or in a boggy site. A great nesting spot for songbirds.

Cephalanthus Plant Care

Extremely low maintenance. No pruning required unless desired. Blooms on new wood so trimming is best done in early spring. Flowers are pollinated by insects, so fruit occurs effortlessly and reliably.