Button Bush Live Stakes: Buttonbush grows about ten feet tall.
In some particular conditions, it can reach heights of fifteen feet. The Buttonbush is quite hardy and grows well in waterlogged soil such as swamps and lakes. The small plant is multi-stemmed and has beautiful white flowers that are the size of golf balls. The plants have minimal maintenance costs. For one, they are not prone to any particular pests. They are great for use as a fencing plant.
Button Bush Live Stakes can be planted at the edge of ponds for a beautiful look.
The pincushion-like flowers are also great for bees. Most insects are attracted to these flowers for the nectar. They use it to create honey, which is excellent for beekeepers. The leaves and stems are also a favorite of many birds and animals. Deer will eat their leaves for food. Also, waterfowl use this plant to create nests for egg protection. The plant forms a very thick base. It makes it an excellent plant for preventing soil erosion. The plant is an essential part of the North American ecology, where it is native. It is bought as live stakes, which sprout roots quickly in the summer months. For the best results, the stakes should be implanted at the beginning of summer when the sun is in full bloom.
Button Bush Stakes is also known as Cephalanthus Occidentalis. Hardy in planting zones 5-9. Growth rate at maturity can reach 5-12 feet tall and 4-8 feet wide. Button Bush will have a white, showy, fragrant bloom in June. It will attract butterflies and is a low maintenance tree. Will tolerate wet soil as well as erosion.
Plant in full sun to part shade and humusy, moist soil but will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions. It will grow very well in soil that is very wet but can tolerate dry ones also. Pruning is usually not required but if needed do so in early spring. It also can be revitalized by cutting back to ground level. No real disease or insect problems to mention and it will even grow in shallow water or even the edge of the ponds. It works well in woodland areas, low spots, and even borders.
Button Bush Live Stakes Ships As – Bareroot Plant