Snowbush

Blue Plumbago
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: medium
Native:  
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Perennial:  
 
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 2 – 4 ft.
Mature Spread: 2 – 3 ft.
Soil Texture:  
Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly acidic, Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance:  
Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Snowbush, Breynia distichia

Snowbush is a soft pink fantasy of a shrub with an airy, delicate look – a South Florida favorite for its romantic, informal appeal. 

 This plant adds a sweet touch as a single accent or cloud-like group plantings. It’s an excellent cottage-garden landscape staple, best left to grow fluffy rather than manicured.

New growth is darker pink on maroon stems, and the color fades to a mottled mix of pastel pink, gray-green and white as the foliage matures. The color works best mixed with blue, pink, purple, lavender, white, even soft red – rather than strong shades like oranges or yellows. There is a lesser-used dwarf variety that looks like a little boxwood dusted in snow. The dwarf is a slower grower with smaller leaves and a mostly white variegation.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
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P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

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