Cephalanthus occidentalis is a pernnial shrub native to Richmond VA. Leaves are decidious, glossy and dark green and do not have a significant fall color. This shrub has very interesting orb-like flowers resembling pincuhsions with button-like balls of fruit.
Attracts bees, birds and butterflies.
Moist to wet. Is naturally found in swamps, around ponds and stream margins.
Part shade to shade.
Can reach 6 to 12 feet in size.