Conocarpus /Damas Tree/Conocarpus Erectus (Buttonwood/Button Mangrove)
- Plant Care
The Green Buttonwood is a Florida native tree and is known for its tenacity. Its high salt and drought tolerances provide a great screen for privacy. It can be used for hedging, as a shade tree, and a specimen plant. It has oblong, medium green leaves and reddish- brown fruits that look like pine cones or dried raspberries. Its brown bark is flaky and attractive, often most beautiful on plants that attain a spreading, contorted form by being exposed to seaside breezes.
Grow button mangrove in full sun for best growth and health on any of a wide range of soils--acidic to alkaline, average to compacted, moist to dry. It is tremendously drought and salt tolerant and often used as a sheared hedge, windbreak or specimen plant at the coast or further inland, especially in difficult urban conditions. To prevent aphids and sooty mold, ensure there is good air circulation and plenty of sun. Avoid wetting the leaves by sprinklers.
- Full Sun or Partial Sun.Watering from a hose or sprinkler should be done slowly and deeply, Allow soil to dry several inches deep before irrigating.Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter.17 – 38 °CPlant need a regular "diet" of all-purpose plant food, or a generic NPK.
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