Sugar Shack® Buttonbush
Cute as a Button!
This little button bush variety provides the same stellar features as the traditional shrub, but in a dwarf size. The glossy, green foliage appears in spring, each oval leaf with a reddish hue. The coloring of the leaves slowly merges into bronze, adopting a lovely burgundy for autumn.
A thrilling treat arrives in summer, when some of the most unusual blooms you will ever see come into flower. The flowers appear as balls covered in tiny, pristine-white blossoms, with protruding, white spokes (tipped in yellow), emanating from the spherical bloom. It's a one-of-a-kind sight to be sure!
Butterflies and bees will flock to your little balls of floral brilliance for their sweet scent, and birds will love the small, red balls that they transition to in late summer. When the excitement of your Sugar Shack has passed for the year, it will still provide some winter interest with its attractive branches and sometimes twisting stems.
Your Sugar Shack Button Bush is a deciduous shrub that has a compact nature and rounded habit. Plant your Sugar Shack near a water garden or use as a border in a moist spot (as these lovely shrubs prefer moist conditions). Sugar Shack can also manage some dry conditions, once established. It grows naturally beautiful, but is amenable to pruning if you so desire.
Button bushes always provide interesting definition to the landscape, and this dwarf variety makes it possible to bring some of their charm to your home without the need for a lot of space. With so little needed from you, but so much to gain, why not try a Sugar Shack Button Bush this year!
- Colorful foliage
- Fragrant summer flowers
- Fall fruit
- Works well in containers
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|