The Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is an easy-to-recognize bush that grows in water or moist soil. The bush is found in bordering streams, ponds, lakes and in wet woods, thickets and ditches. The bush can grow up to 15-feet tall, but is usually much shorter. Producing clusters of white flowers forming a ball, when the buttonbush flowers disappear they leave a brown ball-like fruit filled with seeds. The buttonbush blooms from June to August with fruit staying on the plant from September to October. Ducks, geese, and shorebirds prefer the seeds. Whitetail deer munch on the leaves and twigs. Preferred zones are 5 through 10.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.