Ping Pong™ Buttonbush

Height and Spread8' tall x 8' wide
Shape and GrowthUpright, becomes rounded with age
Plant TypeDeciduous shrub
FlowerCreamy-white, globe-shaped, fragrant
Bloom TimeSummer
FruitGlobular ornamental seedhead
FoliageGlossy, dark green leaves
LightFull sun to part shade
SoilPrefers moist soils, pH 5.0-7.8
Pruning or ShearingNot required, only to shape in early spring
Landscape UsesVery wet areas, wildlife gardens, rain gardens, and wetland restoration
PropagationSoftwood or hardwood cuttings
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Environmental BenefitsAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds
Bred by Mike Yanny, JN Plant Selections


– Tolerates periodic flooding
– Excellent choice for use in wet, heavy soils
– Flowers for up to four weeks
– Selected native

“I needed a plant for screening in an area that goes from occasional flooding to standing water, to a shallow water table. Unlike the species, which has a loose and gangly habit, Ping Pong™ Buttonbush is uniform, dense and compactly upright at about 6 ft. tall. Ping Pong™ plays well with others and has a unique flower display. What’s not to love with a well-behaved nativar?”

– William (Will) Radler, Plant Breeder, aka ‘Mr. Knockout’