Buttonbush, Common 1-0 (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Full sun to shade tolerant
Common buttonbush reaches a mature size of 15 to 20 feet in height and 6 inches in diameter. This deciduous tree with an upright, multiple-branching shrub form has a fast growth rate. Buttonbush prefers clay, loamy moist but well-drained soils. White tubular flowers appear mid-summer and round clusters of nutlets mature in late summer to fall. The seed is eaten by waterfowl and browsed on by mammals.