A shrub for pond edge or moist soil in the garden. The flowers occur in golf ball-size globes and are extremely attractive to butterflies and bees – they even attract the occasional ruby-throated hummingbird. Ducks and bitterns feed on the seeds. Buttonbush is very late to leaf out in the spring, so be patient before pruning off dead wood. Sugar Shack® is a compact form that maintains a dense shape even without much pruning. The foliage is glossier and the flower balls turn a colorful red color as the seeds ripen.