The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

This year with all of its challenges many gardeners have experienced a ‘Call of the Wild’ type moment. It’s not a call to plant a jungle or a xeriscape, but to plant with an eye toward the environment and nature. If you find yourself in this category then I would like to give a shout out to Sugar Shack. With the country under a big chill now is a great time to plan.

Sugar Shack is a compact or behaved form of the native buttonbush. It is known botanically as Cephalanthus occidentalis and is native to all of the lower 48, save 11 states. In other words, it is easier to name the 11 states where it is not found. It also is native to much of Canada.

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