NH State Forest Nursery

ButtonbrushCephalanthus occidentalis

Mature height: 3 - 8'.


An aquatic shrub, often with the stem emerging from water surface at the edge of ponds

Wildlife Value:

Flowers are a favorite of honeybees and butterflies, fruit favored source of food for waterfowl as well as several songbird and wildlife species


Flowers: mid to late summer; Fruit: September into winter with small green-brown ball-like heads

Seed Source:

New Hampshire

Seedling Details
Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500 per 1000
1-2 yr 6-12" $15 $25 $80 N/A N/A

Available in the Wetlands Package.

photo of buttonbrush with buds


photo of buttonbrush with buds almost open


photo of buttonbrush in bloom

Buttonbush Flower

photo of buttonbrush in wetland area

Buttonbush Wetland

NH State Forest Nursery | Division of Forest and Lands
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 796-2323  |  fax: (603) 271-6488