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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button bush

Cephalanthus occidentalis is a shrub native throughout the southeast. It naturally grows in wetland areas, and prefers to be sunny. This species has unique round white flowers (buttons) that bloom in the late spring, and yield interesting seed heads in the fall. Pollinators and hummingbirds are drawn to the flowers, and songbirds will eat the seeds. Cephalanthus occidentalis is great for restoration projects or as an interesting garden feature.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Cephalanthus occidentalis - 1 Gallon

Button bush

151 in stock

$14.5210+ $7.26ea
Cephalanthus occidentalis - Tubling

Button bush

4239 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • 3' - 6'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fall Color
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Shallow Water
  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Littoral Shelf
  • Floodplain
  • Vegetated Shelf
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation