Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik' L.

Sputnik Buttonbush, Button-willow, Honeybells

September 2013

September 2013

Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Cephalanthus

Parent: Cephalanthus occidentalis

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 6 to 12' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Ted Stephens says it has glossier foliage than the species and blooms more prolifically.


Selection from Steve Bieberich of Sunshine Nursery in Oklahoma.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2012 and planted it in the Gumball Border Garden.

Sources of Information

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