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Shrub Varieties

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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silver buttonwood has button like seed pods
Photo 2 of 6Large evergreen tropical shrub or tree known for its silver foliage and button-like seed pods.

Silver Buttonwood (2 of 6)

Plant in average, well-drained soil; drought and salt tolerant.
Plant in full sun.
Height: 20-50 feet
Width: to 20 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 10-11:
Zones 2-9: Container grow; plant in spring; place container in full sun to light shade; bring indoors when temperatures drop below 55 degrees; water when dry; fertilize in spring.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or fall in full sun; water when dry; fertilize in spring.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or fall in full sun; water when dry; fertilize in spring.

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