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Crimson Comet Buttonbush

American Beauties Native Plants

$64.99
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$64.99
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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

This is a native bush that is ever-changing in nature, and won’t look the same from one season to the next. This shrub begins in the spring with green foliage, and eventually blooms in white in the summer. However, this shrub still has yet to undergo another transformation in the late summer and early autumn. In the late summer, these white blooms turn to red seed pods perfect for native songbirds. Even better, the foliage then turns to orange and red, perfect to welcome cooler temperatures. 

This bush is hardy in zones five through nine. It carries a beautiful fragrance, it truly is versatile in use and can be placed in borders, within many landscapes. It attracts butterflies and bees, and it is a favorite among native songbirds. It’s low maintenance, it prefers moist, well drained soil but can also survive in wetlands, or along the water's edge. 

Crimson Comet Buttonbush Care 

The Crimson Comet Buttonbush grows upright. It is versatile with regards to sun exposure, so can be placed in full sun, partial sun, or partial shade. It prefers moist, well drained soil but it can actually thrive in wetlands, and within a particularly rainy mud season. Given its tolerance to both light and soil moisture, this plant is low maintenance in nature.

This shrub can be pruned in the late winter, or early spring for shaping purposes, though not entirely necessary. If this plant needs quite a bit of rejuvenation, it can be cut down to the ground in the early spring. 

Crimson Comet Buttonbush Spacing

This is a large shrub. It can grow anywhere from six to ten feet high once established. As such, it should be spaced six to ten feet apart.

Crimson Comet Buttonbush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Crimson Comet Buttonbush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: CEPHALANTHUS OCCIDENTALIS `CRIMSON COMETS`

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Crimson Comet Buttonbush Show Reviews

  • 5
    Crimson Comet...

    Posted by Barb Dowling on Jul 3rd 2022

    Plant arrived promptly and in very good condition thanks to the terrific packaging. Directions and follow up watering reminders very helpful.