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’
(1.8-4.5mts)
Typical Spread: 4’ – 6’
(1.2-1.8mts)


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
(1.2–1.8mts)


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
Miami
Florida USA


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants


Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.


The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning


Betrock’s
Plant Finder


Internet Sources:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cono_ere.cfm


http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st180


http://www.floridagardener.com/FLNatives/Buttonwood.ht