Button Bush Live Stakes - Package of 25

$16999

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2-3'

Button Bush Live Stakes - Package of 25

$16999

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Buttonbush Live Stakes Are Good For The Environment

Buttonbush live stakes are cuttings taken from the stems ofthe plants (Cephalanthus occidentalis) that are then planted in moist soil or water to grow into new plants. It is a shrub that is native to North America and is often found in wetland areas. It is valued for its attractive, fragrant flowers and ability to attract pollinators and other wildlife.

Live stakes are a standard method of propagatingit because the plant readily produces new growth from cuttings. To plant them, cut from a healthy stem about 1/2 inch in diameter and 8 to 12 inches long. Cut at a slight angle to increase the surface area for rooting.

Button Bush Live Stakes Thrives In Shade Or Sun

Once you have your live stakes, plant them in a sunny or partially shaded area with moist soil. If growing in water, ensure the stakes are submerged at least 3 to 4 inches deep. Keep the ground or water consistently moist until the new plants have established roots and begun to grow new foliage. Your live stakes should grow into healthy, thriving plants with proper care.

  1. Theyare cuttings taken from the shrub that is approximately 1 inch in diameter and 6-12 inches long.
  2. Live stakes are cut from the shrub during the dormant season.
  3. The cuttings are then stored in a cool, damp place until they are planted.
  4. Theyare planted directly into the soil in the desired location. The stakes will root and grow into new button bush shrubs.
  5. Live stakes are an inexpensive and easy way to propagate button bush shrubs.
  6. Theshrubs benefit wildlife, providing food and habitat for various animals, including birds and butterflies.
  7. The shrub produces fragrant white or pink flowers that bloom in the summer.
  8. The shrub can grow up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide.
  9. Theshrubs prefer moist soil and can grow in full sun or partial shade.

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Plant Description: Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a deciduous shrub native to North America and part of the Rubiaceae family. Theshrub does well in consistently wet soil in full sun or partial shade. The plant can tolerate shallow standing water and flooding, including swamps and areas adjacent to ponds and streams. It can withstand sand, clay, and limestone in the soil.


The bark can range in color from grayish-green to nearly black. The plant will grow up to 12 feet and can spread 8 feet. Pruning, while not necessary, can happen in early spring. Leaves emerge in late spring and are bright green. They are usually in pairs or threes on branches in an opposite or whorled pattern. The leaves are smooth, up to 4 inches long and 2 inches wide.

It is a low-maintenance plant with a white flower, or more rarely, a pale pink flower that appears typically in June and is fragrant. The plant will bear flowers for several months. The flower has a tubular, pincushion-type appearance and will mature into brown ball-shaped fruits. The fruits will last throughout the winter months.

Waterbirds will consume the seeds, and woodducks use the plant as nest protection. The shrub attracts bees, hummingbirds, robins, and butterflies. It is a common nectar source across most of the continental United States. Other names forit include button-willow, and honey-bells.

It is an ornamental plant that is an attractive addition to an ornamental or water garden. It can serve as a windbreak on a property with a long life. Button Bush Live Stakes In Landscaping.

Theshrub is known for its spiky, spherical blooms, green, glossy leaves, and striking fall color. This moisture-loving shrub grows large enough to act as a privacy fence, andthe live stakes do well when planted in groups.

Theshrub attracts butterflies in the summer months, and its signature crimson red seed pods add a pop of color to landscapes in the winter.

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