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Magical® Moonlight Buttonbush

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 5 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

If you are looking to add a touch of whimsy to a landscape without sacrificing any bit of functionality, the Magical Moonlight buttonbush may be the perfect plant. Hundreds of tiny white flowers combine to form the plant’s showy white blooms, which look like pom-poms. The blooms are very fragrant and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The Magical Moonlight buttonbush has few care requirements and grows well where other plants would suffer.

Buttonbush has also been called honey-bells and is native to the U.S.; it was often cultivated by beekeepers as a pollen and nectar source. The Magical Moonlight is a dwarf hybrid of the common buttonbush. The ability of the buttonbush to thrive in wet environments and boggy soil make it ideal for planting in rain gardens, troublesome low areas, or near downspouts where many other plants would struggle. This compact plant even performs well in a large outdoor container.

Magical Moonlight Buttonbush Care

The ideal site for this plant offers full sun, but it can tolerate partial sun or light shade. The best soil is moist and rich in organic matter. Work compost into the ground at planting if soil is poor. Water the buttonbush regularly if it is not in a naturally-moist area. Applying organic material mulch over the roots of the buttonbush will help to conserve soil moisture.

If a buttonbush starts to look unruly or gets too big, you can give it a rejuvenation pruning. Simply cut it back close to the ground in early spring before new growth emerges.

Magical Moonlight Buttonbush Spacing

Magical Moonlight buttonbush can grow five to eight feet tall with a mature spread of four to six feet, so it is more compact than other types of button bushes. Plant them three feet apart if you want them to grow together in a mass or up to eight feet apart for a more natural look.

Magical Moonlight Buttonbush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Magical® Moonlight Buttonbush
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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.

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

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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.