Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs button bush flowering shrub in bloom flowers of the sugar shack plant

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Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sugar Shack'

Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs or Button Bushes are an amazingly compact shrub, known for their fragrant white flowers resembling pincushions that create a nice contract to the attractive glossy foliage. Sugar Shack Buttonbush blossom from spring through fall, and produce small red balls of fruit in late summer. A beautiful addition to any landscape.

Growzone: 4-9

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This Plants Growzone: 4-9
Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs Hardiness Zone
Growing Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 4 to 5 feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering
Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
Habit: Upright, densely branched
Foliage: Dark Green
Flower Color: Pure White
Pruning Season: Prune in late winter, flowers on new wood
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting

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Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs (Button Bushes) have long been prized as a native shrub. Sadly, its size prohibited its use in most landscapes. Not anymore! Cephalanthus Sugar Shack has reduced the size in half and added colorful red fruit. The odd-shaped, fragrant white flowers (think Pincushions) create a delightful plant that shines from spring to fall.


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Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly-purchased Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Sugar Shack Shrubs because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Cephalanthus Sugar Shack Buttonbush spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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