Common buttonbush is used for erosion control along waterways. It forms dense stands and its swollen plant base stabilizes the plant. Leaves grow opposite or whorled in threes or fours around stem. Autumn color is dull yellow or green. Requires periodic rejuvenation pruning, relatively pest free. This bush will only grow in the warmer portions of Windham County. The seeds are eaten by the mallard, wood duck, and many others. The nectar is eaten by the hummingbird. Soil: Likes swampy areas but will grow on dryer ground. Height: 3-12 feet. Zones: 5-9.
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