Butttonbush - Shrub

Cephalanthus occidentalis 
Butttonbush

Attractive shrub from North America

The as yet unknown Cephalanthus 'Magical Moonlight', as this Buttonbush is officially called, is a compact version of the ordinary buttonbush. The scented white flowers stand out because of their perfect round shape. Great for a butterfly garden, because butterflies love it!

The Buttonbush is native to North America and flowers from June to August. In winter, the shrub loses its leaves. The Buttonbush is well-suited to urban gardens, rock gardens, or in a pot on your patio or balcony.
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5-12 Working Days
Details
£ 16.95

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Flowering Period

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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    •   A trowel
    •   Garden peat, compost, hydrograins and sand
    •   Water

    Water first
    Place the Buttonbush in a bucket of lukewarm water first.

    In a pot
    Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to a large pot and then plant the Buttonbush. Place the shrub at the correct height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Water the Buttonbush right away.

    In the garden
    The strong Buttonbush thrives in wind-protected, sunny locations. The deciduous yet winter hardy shrub can withstand damp soil. Through a clay soil, mix a lot of potting soil. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to the hole and then plant the buttonbush. Place the shrub at the correct height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Give the Buttonbush water right away.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    •     Pruning shears
    •     Plant food
    Maintenance

    To promote a repeat-flowering, cut away any dead flowers from the buttonbush. In summer, regularly add plant food to the water in the water for an extra rich bloom. Do not let the root ball dry out; the soil should be fairly moist. Cephalanthus is a hardy deciduous shrub.

    Pruning

    Pruning is not necessary. In March, the buttonbush may be pruned into modelled shapes. A wild shrub can be pruned back very well.
    If you prune the Buttonbush back drastically, it will take a year for the shrub to recover, but it will return strongly after that. After flowering, you can prune your shrub any way you want.
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  • Specifics
  • The heads of the flower stem of the Standard Buttonbush consist of many white flowers. The stamens stand erect from the flowers. This creates the effect of a pin cushion. The flowers of the Standard Buttonbush smell wonderful and attract several butterflies. After flowering, you can still enjoy the display of seed heads.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Cephalanthus occidentalis 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color White
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented deliciously scented
    Flowering period June - September
    Growing height120 - 150 cm
    Planting distance100 - 120 cm
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