Joy Creek Nursery

831-001D4   Cephalanthus occidentalis     ( Buttonbush )

Cephalanthus occidentalis
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It is always a delight to see this unusual shrub or small tree in bloom. The tiny, white tubular flowers are assembled into inch-wide ball-shaped floral heads that look almost artificial. The flowers are fragrant which is the source of one of the common names - honey balls. The leaves are also attractive with their glossy surfaces and their red-veined undersides. Cephalanthus occidentalis is easy to grow, flourishing in the sun with weekly watering.

Late summer and early autumn.  6 ft. x 8 ft.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)