Buttonwood - Conocarpus erectus

This Buttonwood tree, Conocarpus erectus, was purchased in 1992 but originally was collected in Florida. It is 22 inches tall and with a main tunk diameter of 4.5 inches.

It has been very happily growing in my greenhouse, and tolerates very high heat, up to 120 Fahrenheit, which occasionally occurs when my greenhouse ventilation quits.

The flowers are small plain yellow little puff-balls.
Click here to view the flowers. So far the tree has not set seed since there is no pollinator in the greenhouse.

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