Resource: Plant of the Week September 1, 2022
Date Added September 09, 2022
Type Plant of the Week
Related Plant Varieties SUGAR SHACK®Description
September! Great song! Great month!
September is my favorite month for many reasons. It's full of back-to-school excitement, and we collectively pivot from pool parties to tailgating. It also has me thinking of Sugar Shack® Cephalanthus. While the actual sugar shacks are a late winter thing, this version of our native buttonbush is still showing off in the landscape with its bright red fruit. It's also smaller than the straight species, coming in at about 4-5' tall and wide. From USDA 4-10, you can grow Cephalanthus occidentalis in full sun (more north) to part shade (more south).