- 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
|Flower Color(s): White
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
|Common Name: Magical® Moonlight Buttonbush
|Scientific Name: CEPHALANTHUS MAGICAL `MOONLIGHT`
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.
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- 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.