Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus' 3
Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus' 3

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: 20’-25’
(6.0 - 7.6mts)
Typical Spread: 15’ – 20’
(4.6 - 6.0mts)

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


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
FG - 10’-16’OA

Typical planting distance:
10'-15' O.C. Tree
(3.0 - 4.5mts)

Common Uses: Yard tree; Specimen; Formal Hedge; Street without sidewalk; Screen; Parking lot island; Suggested for planting adjacent to power lines
Category: Medium Tree


Notes: Florida native, A Good seaside plant

+ In this Photo:
Conocarpus erectus 'sericeus'
(Silver Buttonwood)
16' OA Height,
5.5' CT, 10' Canopy,
4" DBH, 10' O.C.

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
May 2014
Homestead
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.htm