First Editions® Fiber Optics® Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Bailoptics’ PP29,475
Fiber Optics® is a distinct improvement over the coarser species 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 an ideal choice for low areas in the landscape that stay moist. Conversely, it grows well without excessive moisture. Fiber Optics® has exceptional wildlife benefits including nectar filled flowers and the seed is eaten by waterfowl.
Shape: Compact, rounded
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Bright green
Fall Foliage: Bronze and yellow
Information and photo courtesy of Bailey Nursery