Identify A Specific Shrub (silver Buttonwood) All Info About Same - Knowledgebase Question

Lenox, GA
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Question by tjtjjt
May 5, 2001
We are unable to find information a bout Silver Buttonwood, which looks like a shrub. Lite colored leaves None of the nurseries we have asked cannot give us any Info. Care size it will grow sun or shade etc....

Answer from NGA
May 5, 2001
Here's the information on Silver Buttonwood:
Genus : Conocarpus
Species : erectus var. sericeus
Common Name : silver buttonwood

Hardiness Zone(s) Preferred: 9, 10, 11
Plant Origin : Native to North America
Plant Group(s): Tree
Planting Use(s) Recommended: Specimen Plant, Street Tree, Screen, Patio Tree, Hedge

Light Exposure(s) Preferred: Full Sun, Part Sun/shade
Soil Type(s) Preferred: Sandy, Well-Drained, Wet, Alkaline, Drought/Dry, Clay, Tolerates Acid
Salt Tolerance: High

Height : 15 - 25 Feet
Spread : 15 - 25 Feet
Shape(s): Vase
Growth Rate(s): Medium

Flower Color(s): Green
Flower Characteristics: Insignificant flowers, Spring flowers
Fruit Color(s): Brown, Red
Fruit Characteristics: Showy fruit, Persistent fruit

Leaf Characteristics: Evergreen
Leaf Texture: Fine
Leaf Color(s): Silver/Gray, Blue-tinted, Green

Bark/Limb Characteristics: Showy bark, Has no thorns, Resists breakage

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