Fiber Optics® Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Bailoptics' PP29,475

Fiber Optics® is a distinct improvement over the coarser Cephalanthus occidentalis that grows twice the size of this compact selection. Native from Florida to Mexico and north to Nova Scotia and Ontario, buttonbush is quite happy in moist conditions, tolerating flooding and wet spring soil. As such it is often used in wetland restoration work, along streams and pond banks. It’s also a great plant for low areas in the landscape that don’t dry out until late in the season. The spherical flowers are fragrant, creamy white, and many species of waterfowl eat the seed.

  • Height

    5-6'

  • Width

    5-6'

  • Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Hardiness Zone

    4-9

  • Heat Zone

    9

  • Shape

    Compact, rounded

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage

    Bright Green

  • Fall Foliage

    Yellow

Bonus Attributes

  • creates-privacy

    Creates Privacy

  • Deer Resistant

    Deer Resistant

  • Good in Damp Soil

    Good in Damp Soil

Caring Tips

  • pruning

    Early Spring

  • watering

    Medium To High

  • fertilizing

    BalancedNPK

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Know your zone

Zone Hardiness Map

The colored areas show where this plant thrives. Knowing this will help you select the most appropriate plants for your zone.