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Berzelia lanuginosa

Also known as

Common Button Bush, Common Berzelia

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Buttonbush Overview

This evergreen shrub grows up to 2 m tall and has slender branches with flower clusters on the tips resembling creamy white to yellow balls. Flowering from winter to spring, with the flowers and seed heads remaining on the bush for up to 2 years. This decorative garden plant is used widely as a cut flower.

Common problems with Buttonbush

Vleikolkol is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

    Buttonbush Companion Plants

    Psoralea pinnata, Erica sp. and restios.

    How to harvest Buttonbush

    The flowers can be harvested and used in flower arrangements.

    How to propagate Buttonbush


    Dust seeds with a fungicide to prevent pre- and post-emergence fungal infections. Sow seeds in Autumn,1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination takes 6-8 weeks.


    Plant semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer, autumn or spring, in 50/50 rooting medium of milled bark and polystyrene. Cuttings are not as successful as seeds.

    Special features of Buttonbush

    Pot plant

    This is a great plant for container gardening.

    Wet sites

    In nature occur along river streams and in wet areas.

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Buttonbush

    Decorative garden plant and is used widely as a cut flower.

    Cut flower

    Popular as cut flower with the pretty creamy mini pom-poms on the feathery fine leaf edges.


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