Bird-Catcher Tree (Pisonia umbellifera)

Botanical names:
Pisonia umbellifera Accepted
Pisonia brunoniana Synonym
Pisonia siphonocarpa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

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Posted by pniksch (Rockwall, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 3, 2013 7:44 AM

Makes a great shrub in frost-free SoCal, but really shines when on a shady patio or garden area where you can enjoy the foliage 'up close and personal.' The variegation really brightens a shady area.

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