Buttonwood Bush Green (Conocarpus erectus)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Buttonwood Bush Green (Conocarpus erectus)
Mature Height 6-12 feet
Mature Width 6-12 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low-Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Buttonwood Bush Green: A Hardy and Versatile Plant for Your Garden

Buttonwood Bush Green is a popular choice for gardeners looking for a hardy and versatile plant that can thrive in a variety of conditions. This evergreen shrub is known for its attractive foliage, which ranges from bright green to dark green, and its ability to withstand drought, salt spray, and other environmental stresses.

How to Grow

Buttonwood Bush Green is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow in most soil types. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. When planting, make sure to space the shrubs at least 3 feet apart to allow for proper growth.

Care Tips

Once established, Buttonwood Bush Green requires minimal care. Water the plant regularly during the first year to help it establish a strong root system. After that, it can tolerate periods of drought. Fertilize the plant in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth.


Buttonwood Bush Green is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It makes an excellent hedge or screen, and can also be used as a specimen plant or in a mixed border. Its attractive foliage and ability to withstand environmental stresses make it a popular choice for coastal gardens.

Planting Tips

When planting Buttonwood Bush Green, make sure to choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and slightly shallower than the depth of the root ball. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly.


Buttonwood Bush Green requires minimal maintenance once established. Prune the plant in the late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth. Remove any dead or damaged branches as needed.

Pests and Diseases

Buttonwood Bush Green is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to scale insects and spider mites. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.



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