Growing Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Latin Name Pronunciation: sef-uh-lan'thus ox-ee-den-tal'is

Light/Watering: Full sun to partial shade. Prefers moist soil.

Fertilizer: We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden. Plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. Here at the Farm, we fertilize our shrubs just once -- in early spring -- with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such as 10-10-10).

Pruning: In early spring, prune to remove any broken branches or winter damage.