Cephalanthus occidentalis &
Cephalanthus occidentalis &
Cephalanthus occidentalis &
Cephalanthus occidentalis &

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Fiber Optics'

First Editions® Fiber Optics Cephalanthus

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  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)

Fiber Optics Button Bush is a native multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a compact rounded habit and unusual round flower clusters resembling pincushions.  The foliage emerges red or copper and matures to a glossy dark green before turning copper again in fall.  glossy serrated green leaves.  The highly fragrant pincushion flower clusters are dove white and bloom in summer, followed by red red-brown fruits that last through winter.  Prefers rich, moist to wet and well-drained soils. 

Cephalanthus occidentalis is an excellent native replacement for butterfly bushes, and acts as a host plant for several types of butterflies and attractive moths.  It also provides late season seeds and nesting areas for birds.




5’ - 6’


4’ - 8’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Can tolerate any soil condition but dry.  No serious pest or disease issues.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasPond EdgesCoastal Exposure, Urban Gardens, Foundational Plantings, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Sweet FlagFerns, Iris

IMAGE: Rufino Osorio (also known as Desmodium), Cephalanthus occidentalisCC BY-SA 2.5, (2) Famartin2020-06-28 13 17 59 Buttonbush flowers along Old Dairy Road in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by F. D. RichardsCephalanthus occidentalis Fiber Optics 'Bailoptics', 2018 photo

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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