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Planting Instructions for the Silver Button Wood
There is a green variety but the silver is much showier and therefore more popular with homeowners. Because the plant grows in a vase shape - wider at the top - and basically wants to be a tree, it's often somewhat bare at the bottom.
You can encourage this and use the plant as a multi-trunk tree. Or if you prefer the look of a single trunk tree, buy one from the nursery already trained that way. These plants are moderate to fast growers that prefer full to part sun. They'll grow in part shade, too, but won't be as full or as colorful.
Native to many shorelines in tropical and subtropical region around the world, including; Florida, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Western Africa, Melanesia and Polynesia.
These plants are moderate to fast growers that prefer full to part sun. They'll grow in part shade, too, but won't be as full or as colorful. You can trim to about 5 feet or let buttonwood grow to 10 feet for a hedge. As a small tree, expect a mature size of 20 feet unless you trim it smaller.
About The Silver Button Wood
Like Hibiscus It can look almost white in a landscape or take on a bluish cast.
These plants are especially effective when planted in combination with red, pink, purple, blue and white flowering plants.
They can function as clipped hedge shrubs or left to grow in a more natural shape.
There is a green variety but the silver is much showier and therefore more popular with homeowners.
How To Care For The Silver Buttonwood
Silver Button Wood
Like all silver foliage plants, this shrub's unusual color contrasts beautifully with all the green in a landscape.