Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Alkaline

Location

Min elevation:
1000
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Gila
Graham
Maricopa
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
DisturbanceFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Erosion controlPollinator habitatWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
can successfully be propagated by planting cuttings in moist, sandy soil
Citations:
Snyder 1991