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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) has unique white ball flowers that attract pollinating insects. The seeds are eaten by small mammals and birds.

  Growing requirements of this and other Elms Nursery plants

underside of leaf

Attracts butterflies!

Can have red petioles. Leaves are opposite.

woody stem detail


young plants

photos Hester Burch


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