Butternut squash which is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family along with gourds and pumpkins is a type of winter squash. The plant of butternut squash tends to grow on a trailing vine and it is fairly easy to grow especially from seed.
Butternut squash is more susceptible to some diseases such as powdery mildew. This is a fungus disease that changes the color of the leave to grayish-white. This is why it is again important to space this plant properly.
Butternut squash requires adequate space to grow, it is still possible to grow this squash in a container and get a decent result or harvest. This can even be beneficial to you if you are short of space and you wish to grow this squash.