Sugar Shack Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘SMCOSS’)


Sugar Shack Buttonbush is a smaller version of buttonbush. It reaches a height of 3-4 feet and a width of 3-4 feet. This three season shrub has sweetly scented white flowers in the spring and red fruit in the late summer.  Foliage emerges glossy red, turns to green, and then turns to burgundy in the fall. Adapts well to multiple conditions. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects. Grows best near rain gardens or moist sites.


Cephalanthus occidentalis

This is a cultivar selection of the native Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS'






Glossy green

Native To

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