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Buttonwood Silver

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Buttonwood Silver

The Buttonwood Silver Tree, scientifically known as Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus, is a unique and visually striking plant. It is a variety of the Buttonwood tree, which is native to the coastal and mangrove regions of the Americas, particularly Florida and the Caribbean.

The Buttonwood Silver Tree is characterized by its silvery-gray leaves, which give the tree its name. These leaves are small, oval-shaped, and have a leathery texture. They are covered in fine, silvery hairs that reflect sunlight, giving the tree a shimmering, silver appearance.

The tree is medium-sized, typically growing to heights of 20 to 40 feet. It has a dense, rounded canopy that provides ample shade, making it an excellent choice for landscaping in sunny, coastal areas. The bark of the tree is thick and rough, with a reddish-brown color.

The Buttonwood Silver Tree is highly salt-tolerant and can thrive in a variety of soil types, making it a popular choice for coastal and beachfront landscaping. It is also resistant to wind and can withstand hurricane conditions, further adding to its appeal in coastal regions.

The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are followed by clusters of button-like fruits, hence the name "Buttonwood". These fruits are a food source for various bird species.


  • It is a large deciduous tree that can grow up to 30-40 meters tall, with a broad, rounded crown and a thick, sturdy trunk.

  • The tree is known for its distinctive bark, which peels away in patches to reveal a white or light gray inner bark, giving it a mottled appearance.

  • Buttonwood trees are highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil conditions, including wet, dry, and urban soils. They are often found along rivers and streams.

  • The tree's seeds, which are encased in small, round, button-like balls, are a food source for various bird species. The tree also provides valuable habitat for many types of wildlife.

  • Hardy from USDA Zones 6-9

Overall, the Buttonwood Silver Tree is a hardy, versatile, and visually striking plant that is well-suited to a variety of landscaping applications, particularly in coastal and beachfront areas.




                Easy To Grow

                Low Maintenance

                Drought tolerant

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                  Ideal position:

                  Full to Part sun

                  3 to 6 hours morning sun best


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                  Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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                  Healthy Temperatures:

                  Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

                  Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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                  Growth Outlook:

                  Height : 20' - 30'

                  Wide: Up To 15"

                  Growth Rate: Slow

                  Plant Spacing:  24' apart


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                  Pet Friendly - Yes

                  Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses

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