Hawaiian Snowbush (Breynia disticha)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Sweetpea Bush

Botanical names:
Breynia disticha Accepted
Breynia nivosa Synonym
Breynia nivosa var. roseopicta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: green, with rose to pink variegation
Fruit: Other: Small, round, fleshy berry
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Division of suckers
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show your pretty variegated foliage! by plantladylin Nov 27, 2019 3:40 AM 137
Hawaiian Snowball Bush by emddvm Jul 13, 2019 5:46 AM 11
Show your variegated plants! (or spotted, splashed, etc anything but green!) by Gina1960 Dec 19, 2018 8:38 AM 200
Plant ID please by Plantani Sep 9, 2018 10:17 AM 4
Name that plant! by Plantani Sep 9, 2018 2:26 PM 3
Caterpillars on ice cream bush (rosea picta) by cindylu42 Aug 4, 2018 5:05 PM 3
Identification help, please by Gotlife777 Aug 7, 2017 7:16 PM 8
Mystery houseplant needs identifying! by summert73 Jun 6, 2017 1:38 PM 6
Shrub by AWhite Apr 20, 2016 8:33 PM 5
Banner for April 4, 2016 by lourspolaire by lourspolaire Apr 4, 2016 6:45 PM 9

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