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Conocarpus erectus/Button Mangrove

Conocarpus erectus / Conocarpus erectus
Foliage and fruit
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Foliage and fruit

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Trees growing in a warm climate

Lawn specimen

Mature specimen in heavy fruit

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Scientific Name: Conocarpus erectus
Common Name: Button Mangrove
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Winter
Fruit color: White, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This tree is desirable in that it has a high degree of drought tolerance and a good tolerance of soil salts. A tree of many uses from a bonsai to a large specimen in a home ground or in a parking lot or other public areas, but must be reserved for sites with warm climates.