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Sugar Shack® Buttonbush

$29.99
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$29.99
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10
  • Height 3-4 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

For an attractive, fragrant and native shrub, look no further than Sugar Shack Buttonbush. The native bog plant is an excellent choice for wet areas and rain gardens. Sugar Shack takes on all the qualities of the larger, native shrub, but in a smaller size and with glossy foliage. The 4-foot high and wide shrub bursts with white, button-shaped flowers in spring that turn into red fruit some native wildlife enjoy. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds also flock to the fragrant flowers.

Sugar Shack Buttonbush is native to lowlands such as swamps and floodplains in eastern or southern North America and grows well in zones 4 through 10. Waterfowl and shorebirds graze on the seeds, so this is a wonderful native to include in landscapes near rivers, lakes, oceans or bogs. Planting several Sugar Shacks can form a colorful rain garden or part-sun woodland border. It also can be a thriller in a container with other plants that like moist soil.

Sugar Shack Buttonbush Care

Plant Sugar Shack Buttonbush where it will get at least 4 hours of sun a day. Choose a wet or low area of the garden if you do not live near a natural lowland. Other than a need for watering when conditions are dry, Sugar Shack needs little care. The native can be pruned lightly for shape in spring, but needs little other help to grow, fruit and flower.

Sugar Shack Buttonbush Spacing

For a colorful Sugar Shack Buttonbush hedge or border, space the plants about 3 feet apart to account for their mature size.

Sugar Shack Buttonbush Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-10
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Wet
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Sugar Shack® Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS' USPP 26,543
Common Name: Sugar Shack® Buttonbush
Other Name(s): Common buttonbush; Button-willow; Honey-bells
Brand: Proven Winners®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Fall Interest; Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Hummbingbirds, Butterflies & Bees

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

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.

4 Reviews - Sugar Shack® Buttonbush Show Reviews

  • 5
    Great...

    Posted by kristin wheatley on Jul 6th 2020

    Very healthy and packaged well upon arrival.
    My plant is doing great! Thanks for the great shopping experience

  • 5
    Sugar Shack®...

    Posted by Alexander Malosh on Jul 4th 2020

    Sugar Shack® Buttonbush

  • 4
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    Posted by Claire Kelly on Jun 17th 2020

    I ordered this for a client who had her heart set on a button bush, I found the size advertised nowhere but went ahead with it. It arrived very well packaged but so tiny! I hope it grows quickly.

  • 5
    unique flowers stand out

    Posted by Kathryn on Mar 20th 2019

    I was spending way too much time on plantaddicts.com looking through all of the beautiful flower images and then came across this plant. I had never seen anything like this before, so of course I had to order 1. Now I just need to find a spot to put them in my garden, but that is just a minor detail. :)