Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Sputnik Buttonbush

Categories: Shrubs

This large-flowered (they look like pale-pink little "sputniks"-really!) long blooming 5-10' tall selection of our native shrub also has nice glossy foliage; found by Sunshine Nursery. Sun-PSh/Med-Wet(not dry)

More About Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

  • American Native
  • selection from Sunshine Nursery

A bottlebrush that truly looks as though it came from outer space and it has larger blooms over a longer season than the normal native of Oklahoma. Its nectar is very attractive to butterflies and bees while blooming mid to late summer.


7-9 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Bog
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Mass Plant
  • Screening/Hedge

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist

Flower Color

  • White
  • Creamy White


  • Vase-like
  • Upright