Image courtesy of First Editions®

Image courtesy of First Editions®

Shrub

Cephalanthus occidentalis Fiber Optics® ('Bailoptics')

Fiber Optics® Buttonbush: PP29,475

  • Compact Buttonbush
  • Native
  • Flood tolerant, great along streams and pond banks
  • Exceptional wildlife benefits
  • Fragrant flowers attract pollinators

Fiber Optics® is a distinct improvement over the coarser Cephalanthus occidentalis that grows twice the size of this compact selection. Native from Florida to Mexico and north to Nova Scotia and Ontario, buttonbush is quite happy in moist conditions, tolerating flooding and wet spring soil. As such it is often used in wetland restoration work, along streams and pond banks. It's also a great plant for low areas in the landscape that don't dry out until late in the season. Conversely, it grows well without excessive moisture in a trial block. With exceptional wildlife benefits, the seed is eaten by waterfowl and fragrant flowers are a source of nectar.

Native
Native
Fragrant
Fragrant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands

Characteristics and Attributes