Conocarpus erectus or Buttonwood is a large growing tree like tropical shrub whose native habitat is along the shorelines in the tropics and subtropics.
Buttonwood is the most frequently used common name, but it is also known commonly as Gray Mangrove, Florida Buttonwood, False Mangrove, Buttonbush, or Buttontree.
It is a dense, upright, spreading, multi-trunked shrub with pretty, thick, broad plates of thin scaled, gray to brown bark.
The trunk(s) tend to gnarl and twist with age, adding interest and character and making this tree an excellent choice for both garden and traditional bonsai culture. A nondescript bloom is followed by a clusters of interesting knobby button shaped seed pods.
There are 2 types; one with bright, medium green , hairless leaves, and this one(Silver Buttonwood) with the soft, gray, fine, downy haired, silvered leaves. Both are popular choices in the tropical landscape, and especially for seaside applications,.as the buttonwood is not only very pretty, it is highly salt tolerant, and will tolerate salt spray.
It is also a frequent choice for Bonsai culture.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.\n\n *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. \n\nNo other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Silver Buttonwood
- Bloom Form: Nondescript small five petal
- Mature Size: 10 to 20 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Urban, Street, Accent, Coastal Mitigation, Wildlife Habitat, Acc
- House Plant Adapative: Not Recommended Due To High Light Needs
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty Limited To Guarantee Of Safe Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: Nondescript White to Beige Flower
- Special Features: Attractive Foliage Interesting Texture in Bark and Seed
- Species: Conocarpus erectus seiceus
- Sunlight: Best In Full Sun
- USDA Hardiness Zone: Coastal 9, All 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate to Light