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Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus' Shrubs type 10
Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus' Shrubs type 1

Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus'
(Silver Buttonwood)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: South Florida &
West Indies
Type: Evergreen Tree /
Large Shrubs

Typical Height: 6’-15’
Typical Spread: 4’ – 6’

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: Medium
Foliage Color: Silver
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Combretaceae
Propagation: Seeds; Cuttings
Air layers
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 2’-3’OA/1.5'SP/0.75”CA
7G - 3’-5’OA/2.5'SP/1.25"CA
15G - 5’-8'OA/4'SP/2"CA
25G - 8’-10’OA/5'SP/2.5"CA
45G - 12’-14’OA/6'SP/3"CA

Typical planting distance:
4’-6’ O.C. Hedge

Common Uses: Formal Hedge; Screen
Category: Medium Shrubs

Notes: Florida native; the leaves of silver buttonwood are covered with a dense mat of silky hairs which imparts a beautiful silver-gray color to the plant

+ In this Photo:
Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus'
(Silver Buttonwood)
Leafs close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
September 2013
Florida USA

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