Buttonbush is a handsome ornamental suited to wet soils and is also a honey plant. Ducks and other water birds and shorebirds consume the seeds. Flowers small, with distinctive, spherical clusters. Long-lasting, unusual blossoms are white or pale-pink, one-inch globes. Subsequent rounded masses of nutlets persist through the winter. Trunks are often twisted with many branches (often crooked and leaning), irregular crown, balls of white flowers resembling pincushions, and buttonlike balls of fruit.
- Dimensions: 6-12 feet tall, 6-12 feet wide
- Water Use: High
- Light Requirement: Partial Shade to Shade
- Soil Moisture: Moist to Wet
- Ornamental Use: Showy, Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Bog or pond area, Aromatic, Water garden
- Wildlife: Attracts birds, bees and butterflies