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Buy Button Mangrove Plant (Conocarpus erectus variety sericeus) - Ideal for Coastal Landscaping

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Silver Buttonwood, Button Mangrove
Trees, Shrubs, Water & Aquatic Plants
Combretaceae or Terminalia family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Purple, White
Foliage color:
Blue Grey or Silver
Plant Height or length:
6 to 8 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Fragrant flowers or leaves
  • Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
  • Good for making bonsai
  • Good for Cut foliage
  • Good for Topiary
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Recommended for creating shade
  • Quick growing trees
  • Evergreen trees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Suitable for avenue planting
  • Salt or salinity tolerant
  • Good on seaside
  • Grows best in humid and warm regions
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Less than a hundred

Plant Description:

- Plants grow well in the hot and humid climate of Chennai.
- The bright silver plants look spectacular in a green landscape.
- Evergreen foliage tree, height up to 20 m.
- Leaves simple, with very fine silver hair - 10 cm long.
- Fragrant flowers are followed by tiny, fuzzy ball like fruit. The fruit resembles small round buttons.
- Excellent plant for reclaiming coastal lands and stopping erosion. Can be planted like a mangroove.

Growing tips:

- Plants tolerate water logging. In fact it grows along the brackish coastal back waters.
- Grows well in full sun.
- Tolerant of a wide variety of soils including poor soils.
- Plants can be grown in pots as well.
- Plants do not like cold weather very well.