Standard Buttonbush - Shrub
Make sure that the root ball of Standard Buttonbush is moistened well by placing it in a bucket full of lukewarm water before planting. Take a large pot or planter with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put some potting soil in the pot and plant the root ball at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place the pot in an area with complete or partial sunshine.The Standard Buttonbush can be planted in the ground
The Standard Buttonbush is a very strong and hardy deciduous shrub. It grows and blooms well in both a pot and in the ground. It looks great planted in a border with lower plants growing around it. The Standard Buttonbush is definitely an eye-catcher!
The heads of the flower stem of the Standard Buttonbush consist of many white flowers. The stamens stand erect from the flowers. This creates the effect of a pin cushion. The flowers of the Standard Buttonbush smell wonderful and attract several butterflies. After flowering, you can still enjoy the display of seed heads.
Remove the faded flowers from the flower stems to encourage a good growth. For an extra rich flowering, we recommend adding plant food along with water on a regular basis during the summer. Keep the soil damp to prevent it from drying out. Pruning is not absolutely necessary although any type of pruning may take place around March. Sharply prune overgrown shrubs. The Standard Buttonbush is a hardy deciduous shrub and can remain in the same area for several years.