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|COMMON NAME |
|BOTANICAL NAME |
Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus
|LIFESPAN Long lived|
|COLD TOLERANCE 30° F|
|SOIL TYPE |
In water or very dry
|DROUGHT TOLERANCE High|
|SALT TOLERANCE Very high|
|LIGHT REQUIREMENTS |
Full sun to part sun.
Prefers full sun.
|FERTILIZING Do not fertilize until |
6 months after planting. In Spring
and Summer, apply a balanced
general purpose fertilizer such as
10-10-10 or a slow release
granular. Do not use high nitrogen
fertilizer in the Summer. Avoid
getting fertilizer on the leaves.
Water before and after applying
|FLOWER Inconspicuous, white or |
purple clusters 1″ to 3″ appearing
at the ends of twigs and at leaf
axils. No petals, fused green-white
sepals. Male flowers lack the
tubular base (hypanthium) and
pistil, and have longer stamens.
|MONTH OF COLOR All year|
|FRUIT Brown-red fruits, 1/4″ to 1/2″,|
resembles old leather buttons.
|COMMENTS Fast growing leaves are velvety with a unique silvery-gray hue. Wet to very dry conditions, or on the beach for a high salt area. Native to Florida.|
|PRICE 10 gallon $75, 7 gallon $20|